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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

From Akhenaten to MosesAncient Egypt and Religious Change

From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Change

Jan Assmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166310
eISBN:
9781617975899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166310.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The turn from polytheism to monotheism created the world in which we are still living. Akhenaten and Moses symbolize this turn in its incipient, revolutionary stages and represent two civilizations ... 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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