James Carleton Paget, Simon Gathercole, Celsus in his world: philosophy, polemic, and religion in the second century. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
Celsus penned the earliest known detailed attack upon Christianity. While his identity is disputed and his anti-Christian treatise, entitled the True Word, has been exclusively transmitted through …
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Kirill Dmitriev & Isabel Toral-Niehoff (ed.), Religious Culture in Late Antique Arabia: Selected Studies on the Late Antique Religious Mind, Gorgias Press, 2017.
This volume explores aspects of religious culture in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Arabian Peninsula across Late Antiquity – the period of dynamic and historically crucial developments, culminating …
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A. Edward Siecienski (ed.), Constantine: Religious Faith and Imperial Policy, Routledge, London – New York 2017.
Constantine: Religious Faith and Imperial Policy brings together some of the English-speaking world’s leading Constantinian scholars for an interdisciplinary study of the life and legacy of the first Christian emperor. For many, …
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Elena Muñiz Grijalvo, Juan Manuel Cortés Copete, Fernando Lozano Gómez (ed.), Empire and Religion: Religious Change in Greek Cities under Roman Rule, (Impact of empire 25), Brill, Leiden, Boston 2017.
This volume explores the nature of religious change in the Greek-speaking cities of the Roman Empire. Emphasis is put on those developments that …
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Open Access Book
Richard L. Gordon, Georgia Petridou, Jörg Rüpke (ed.), Beyond Priesthood: Religious Entrepreneurs and Innovators in the Roman Empire, De Gruyter, Berlin 2017.
The last decade has seen a surge of scholarly interest in these religious professionals and a good number of high quality publications. Our volume, however, with its …
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Mu-chou Poo, H. A. Drake, and Lisa Raphals (ed.), Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries, Oxford University Press, New York 2017.
In the first century of the Common Era, two new belief systems entered long-established cultures with radically different outlooks and values: missionaries started to …
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