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Steven J. Friesen

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195131536

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195131533.001.0001

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Groups and Individuals

Groups and Individuals

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Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John

Steven J. Friesen (Contributor Webpage)

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Few studies deal with the role of imperial cults in human maturation. Evidence for imperial hymnodes from Pergamon and elsewhere, for imperial mysteries, and for individual votive offerings shows that imperial cults often played a part in rituals for mourning, socialization, agricultural cycles, family, gender, and other issues in the cultivation of personhood.

Keywords:   family, gender, hymnodes, imperial, mysteries, offerings, Pergamon, rituals, socialization, votive

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