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The New Testament in its ritual world

Author: Richard E DeMaris
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This work offers new and insightful perspectives on early Christian communities and their cultural environment, through exploration of rituals central to Greco-Roman life.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E DeMaris
ISBN: 9780415438254 041543825X 9780415438261 0415438268 9780203930793 0203930797
OCLC Number: 166290727
Description: x, 143 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : ritual studies and the New Testament --
Entry rites. Perilous passage --
Contested waters --
And the greatest of these is death --
Exit rites. Paul's omphalos --
Jesus jettisoned.
Responsibility: Richard E. DeMaris.
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What was life like among the first Christians? By grounding the exploration in ritual theory, Greco-Roman ritual life, and the material record of the ancient Mediterranean, this book offers  Read more...


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'This valuable work forces New Testament scholars to give more attention to the neglected ritual world of the New Testament.' - V. Henry T. Nguyen, Loyola Marymount University, USA'This is a brief Read more...

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