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Edited by H.F.J. Horstmanshoff, H.W. Singor, F. van Straten and J.H.M. Strubbe
A collection of nine papers on ancient religion, presented by leading scholars. The studies are based on various sources and cover a wide range of subjects: myth and ritual, festivals, sacrifice; they offer new insights on general theory and the progress of scholarship.
John F. Healey
This book surveys systematically all the aspects of the religion of the Nabataeans of ancient Petra, including such important themes as the divinisation of kings and comparisons with Judaism and Islam. It is the first monograph ever devoted to this subject.
Edited by Karin Finsterbusch, Armin Lange and K. F. Diethard Römheld in association with Lance Lazar
The present volume asks to which extent ancient practices and traditions of human sacrifice are reflected in medieval and modern Judeo-Christian times and also includes contributions concerned with the Ancient Near East and Ancient Greece.
Edited by Jan Assmann and Guy G. Stroumsa
This collection of essays deals with anthropological rather than theological aspects of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean religions from the archaic period to Late Antiquity. Part one focuses on "Confession and Conversion", part two on "Guilt, Sin and Rituals of Purification".
John F. Shean
This book discusses the role of Christians in the Roman military. Constantine’s conversion to Christianity led to the accelerated Christianization of the Roman army. The result was the creation of a Christian fighting force that was used to suppress paganism and Christian heresy.
Joan F. Burke
After considering how the political and Church culture fostered the 'inculturation' of Catholic religious institutions, this ethnographic work documents the unfolding African expression of the Sisterhood among a group of women religious in the former-Zaire.
Edited by F. Stanley Jones
Translated and edited by Ronald F. Hock and Edward N. O’Neil
This volume features thirty-six translated texts illustrating the use of the chreia, or anecdote, in Greco-Roman classrooms to teach reading, writing, and composition. This ancient literary form preserves the wit and wisdom of famous philosophers, orators, kings, and poets. Paperback edition is ...
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