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A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity


A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity


Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World 1. Aufl.

von: Josef Lössl, Nicholas J. Baker-Brian

150,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 03.05.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9781118968116
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 720

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A comprehensive review of the development, geographic spread, and cultural influence of religion in Late Antiquity A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity offers an authoritative and comprehensive survey of religion in Late Antiquity. This historical era spanned from the second century to the eighth century of the Common Era. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the Companion explores the evolution and development of religion and the role various religions played in the cultural, political, and social transformations of the late antique period. The authors examine the theories and methods used in the study of religion during this period, consider the most notable historical developments, and reveal how religions spread geographically. The authors also review the major religious traditions that emerged in Late Antiquity and include reflections on the interaction of these religions within their particular societies and cultures. This important Companion: Brings together in one volume the work of a notable team of international scholars Explores the principal geographical divisions of the late antique world Offers a deep examination of the predominant religions of Late Antiquity Examines established views in the scholarly assessment of the religions of Late Antiquity Includes information on the current trends in late-antique scholarship on religion Written for scholars and students of religion, A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity offers a comprehensive survey of religion and the influence religion played in the culture, politics, and social change during the late antique period. 
List of Figures ix List of Maps xi List of Tables xiii Notes on Contributors xv Acknowledgments xxi List of Sources xxiii List of Abbreviations xlvii Contents Introduction 1Nicholas J. Baker-Brian and Josef Lössl 1 Religion in Late Antiquity—Late Antiquity in Religion 9Thomas E. Hunt PART I Historical and Geographical Approaches 31 2 Religion in the Hellenistic and Early Post?Hellenistic Era 33Josef Lössl 3 Christianity and Paganism in the Roman Empire, 250–450 ce 61Mark Humphries 4 The Latin West in the Period of Transition from “the Late Roman Empire” to “Early Medieval Europe”: Consolidation and Innovation 81Tom O’Loughlin 5 The Celtic and Germanic West and North 99Bernhard Maier 6 The “Greek East”: Christianization and the Provincial Elites 115Dirk Krausmüller 7 Caucasia: Albania, Armenia, and Georgia 135Nikoloz Aleksidze 8 The Rise of Monotheism in Arabia 157Holger Zellentin 9 Along the Nile: From Alexandria to Aksum 181Paul Dilley 10 Across the Indian Ocean: Reconsidering Christianity in South Asia to the Ninth Century 207James M. Hegarty 11 Along the Silk Road: From Aleppo to Chang’an 233Max Deeg PART II Traditions and Identities 255 12 The Beginnings of Jewish Late Antiquity: The Fate of the Book of Esther 257Hector M. Patmore 13 Christianity 277Augustine Casiday 14 Varieties of Christian Gnosis 297Timothy Pettipiece 15 A New Religion? The Emergence of Manichaeism in Late Antiquity 319Nicholas J. Baker?Brian 16 Paleo?Islam: Transfigurations of Late Antique Religion 345Aziz Al?Azmeh 17 Hermetism 369Claudio Moreschini 18 The “Pagans” of Late Antiquity 391Jan R. Stenger 19 Ancient Philosophy Transformed: The Religious Turn in Philosophy 411Daniel King 20 Astrology and Religion in Late Antiquity 433Hannah Mace PART III Themes and Discussions 453 21 Life and Death in Late Antiquity: Religious Rituals and Popular Culture 455Lucy Grig 22 Religion and the Body: Asceticism 475Hannah Hunt 23 Demons and Demonologies 493Sophie Lunn?Rockliffe 24 Religion, Medicine, and Health 511Heidi Marx 25 Religion, Warfare, and Demography 529Mischa Meier 26 The Scriptural Galaxy of Late Antiquity 553Guy G. Stroumsa 27 Proscription of Sacred Texts in Late Antiquity 571Mar Marcos 28 Religious Expression in Art and Architecture 591Emma Loosley 29 Religious Expression in Music and Dance 611Clemens Leonhard Index 635
Josef Lössl is Professor of Religious Studies and Theology (Early Christianity, Patristics and Late Antiquity) at the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University, and Director of the Cardiff University Centre for Late Antique Religion and Culture. Nicholas Baker-Brian is Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Early Christian Studies at Cardiff University (Wales, U.K.). 
A comprehensive review of the development, geographic spread, and cultural influence of religion in Late Antiquity A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity offers an authoritative and comprehensive survey of religion in Late Antiquity. This historical era spanned from the second century to the eighth century of the Common Era. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the Companion explores the evolution and development of religion and the role various religions played in the cultural, political, and social transformations of the late antique period. The authors examine the theories and methods used in the study of religion during this period, consider the most notable historical developments, and reveal how religions spread geographically. The authors also review the major religious traditions that emerged in Late Antiquity and include reflections on the interaction of these religions within their particular societies and cultures. This important Companion: Brings together in one volume the work of a notable team of international scholars Explores the principal geographical divisions of the late antique world Offers a deep examination of the predominant religions of Late Antiquity Examines established views in the scholarly assessment of the religions of Late Antiquity Includes information on the current trends in late-antique scholarship on religion Written for scholars and students of religion, A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity offers a comprehensive survey of religion and the influence religion played in the culture, politics, and social change during the late antique period. 

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