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Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199605965
eISBN:
9780191738227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605965.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This book is an investigation into two basic concepts of ancient pagan and Christian thought, namely activity and participation. It shows how activity in Christian thought is connected with the topic ... More

Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

James K. Hoffmeier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199792085
eISBN:
9780190217693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792085.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, World Religions

Akhenaten is one of the most intriguing rulers of ancient Egypt, and one of the most fascinating individuals from the ancient world. His odd appearance in representations that he commissioned and his ... More

Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Jennifer Wright Knust and Zsuzsanna Varhelyi (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice reappraises the diverse religious texts and practices of the late Hellenistic and Roman periods, investigating the meanings and functions of sacrifice in ... More

At the Temple GatesThe Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire

At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire

Heidi Wendt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190267148
eISBN:
9780190267162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267148.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book examines evidence for varieties of self-authorized or “freelance” religious experts in the first two centuries of the Roman Empire. Whereas the figures in question tend to be studied ... More

Atonement

Atonement

Eleonore Stump

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198813866
eISBN:
9780191851605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813866.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The doctrine that Christ has saved human beings from their sins, with all that that salvation entails, is the distinctive doctrine of Christianity. Over the course of many centuries of reflection on ... More

Babatha’s OrchardThe Yadin Papyri and an Ancient Jewish Family Tale Retold

Babatha’s Orchard: The Yadin Papyri and an Ancient Jewish Family Tale Retold

Philip F. Esler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198767169
eISBN:
9780191821349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767169.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Biblical Studies

In 1961 archaeologists discovered a family archive of legal papyri in a cave near the Dead Sea where their owner, the Jewish woman Babatha, had hidden them in 135 CE at the end of the Bar Kokhba ... More

Being Christian in Late AntiquityA Festschrift for Gillian Clark

Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark

Carol Harrison, Caroline Humfress, and Isabella Sandwell (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199656035
eISBN:
9780191767821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656035.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Early Christian Studies

What do we mean when we talk about ‘being Christian’ in Late Antiquity? This volume brings together 16 world-leading scholars of ancient Judaism, Christianity, and Greco-Roman culture and society to ... More

Brothers EstrangedHeresy, Christianity and Jewish Identity in Late Antiquity

Brothers Estranged: Heresy, Christianity and Jewish Identity in Late Antiquity

Adiel Schremer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195383775
eISBN:
9780199777280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383775.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book seeks to reconstruct the earliest rabbinic discourse of minut (frequently understood as the Hebrew equivalent of the Christian term “heresy”), and to reassess the place that early ... More

The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice

The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice

Daniel C. Ullucci

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791705
eISBN:
9780199932436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791705.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Animal sacrifice is one of the most pervasive ritual actions in human history. In the ancient Mediterranean world, animal sacrifice was one of the most culturally significant religious rituals, ... More

The Chronicle of SeertChristian Historical Imagination in Late Antique Iraq

The Chronicle of Seert: Christian Historical Imagination in Late Antique Iraq

Philip Wood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199670673
eISBN:
9780191760709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670673.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Church History

This book is a study of the cultural and political history of Christian Iraq, the Church of the East, the so–called ‘Nestorians’. This history is seen through the Chronicle of Seert, a medieval ... More

The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition

The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition

Debra Scoggins Ballentine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199370252
eISBN:
9780190226824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370252.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The divine warrior defeats the sea-god or sea-dragon to secure his throne. For over two thousand years, authors adapted this theme of divine combat in order to validate their preferred ideologies and ... More

Daughters of HecateWomen and Magic in the Ancient World

Daughters of Hecate: Women and Magic in the Ancient World

Kimberly B. Stratton and Dayna S. Kalleres (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780195342703
eISBN:
9780199387748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342703.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Religion and Literature

This volume unites research on the problem of gender and magic in three ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Greco-Roman culture. The book brings together diverse ... More

Eros UnveiledPlato and the God of Love

Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Catherine Osborne

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267669
eISBN:
9780191683336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267669.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

Few books on love can claim to make significant contributions to our understanding both of ancient views on Eros and its place in the Christian tradition. On the basis of a new and sympathetic ... More

Ethics and Biblical NarrativeA Literary and Discourse-Analytical Approach to the Story of Josiah

Ethics and Biblical Narrative: A Literary and Discourse-Analytical Approach to the Story of Josiah

S. Min Chun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688968
eISBN:
9780191768071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688968.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This book proposes a methodological framework for an ethical reading of Old Testament narrative and demonstrates its benefits and validity by providing an exemplary reading of the story of Josiah in ... More

Inconsistency in the TorahAncient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Joshua A. Berman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This book proposes a new approach to the Pentateuch’s narrative and legal inconsistencies that scholars have taken as signs of fragmentation and competing agendas. Recent studies of the scribal ... More

Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century AlexandriaPhilo's 'Therapeutae' Reconsidered

Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria: Philo's 'Therapeutae' Reconsidered

Joan E. Taylor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199291410
eISBN:
9780191700637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291410.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

The 1st-century ascetic Jewish philosophers known as the ‘Therapeutae’, described in Philo's treatise De Vita Contemplativa, have often been considered in comparison with early Christians, the ... More

Keys to JerusalemCollected Essays

Keys to Jerusalem: Collected Essays

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642021
eISBN:
9780191738555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The author of this book has lived in Jerusalem for forty-eight years, during which time he has taught graduate students its history and archaeology, and also compiled a bestselling archaeological ... More

Law and Legality in the Greek EastThe Byzantine Canonical Tradition, 381-883

Law and Legality in the Greek East: The Byzantine Canonical Tradition, 381-883

David Wagschal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198722601
eISBN:
9780191789304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722601.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This book is an exploration into the legal culture of the Byzantine church. Confronting the traditional narratives of decline or primitivism that have discouraged study of the subject, the book ... More

The MandaeansAncient Texts and Modern People

The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The Mandaeans are a Gnostic sect that arose in the Middle East around the same time as Christianity. Although it is one of the few religious traditions that can legitimately claim a 2000‐year ... More

Mission and ConversionProselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire

Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire

Martin Goodman

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263876
eISBN:
9780191682674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263876.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Judaism

This book tackles a central problem of Jewish and comparative religious history: proselytization and the origins of mission in the Early Church. Why did some individuals in the first four centuries ... More

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