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Religion in the Roman Empire (James B Rives) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006) 9781405106566
Religion in the Roman Empire (James B Rives) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006) 9781405106566
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Title: Religion in the Roman Empire

Author: Rives, James B

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2006

Paperback; ISBN: 9781405106566

Volumes: 1; Pages: 256

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This book provides an engaging, systematic introduction to religion in the Roman empire.* Covers both mainstream Graeco-Roman religion and regional religious traditions, from Egypt to Western Europe.* Examines the shared assumptions and underlying dynamics that characterized religious life as a whole.* Draws on a wide range of primary material, both textual and visual, from literary works, inscriptions and monuments.* Offers insight into the religious world in which contemporary rabbinic Judaism and Christianity both had their origin.ContentsList of FiguresList of Sidebar TextsAcknowledgmentsMapsIntroduction1. Identifying 'Religion' in the Graeco-Roman Tradition2. Regional Religious Traditions of the Empire3. The Presence of the Gods4. Religion and Community5. Religion and Empire6. Religious Options7. Roman Religious PolicyEpilogue: Religious Change in the Roman EmpireGlossary of Major DeitiesGlossary of Authors and TextsReferencesIndex
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