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  1. Magic in the Roman World

    Pagans, Jews and Christians

    By Naomi Janowitz

    Series: Religion in the First Christian Centuries

    Using in-depth examples of 'magical' practice such as exorcisms, love rites, alchemy and the transformation of humans into divine beings, this lively volume demonstrates that the word 'magic' was used widely in late antique texts as part of polemics against enemies and sometimes merely as a term...

    Published June 21st 2001 by Routledge

  2. Holiness

    Rabbinic Judaism in the Graeco-Roman World

    By Hannah K. Harrington

    Series: Religion in the First Christian Centuries

    In this in-depth exploration of holiness in the context of rabbinic Judaism, Hannah K. Harrington places the rabbinic concept of holiness alongside other notions of the sacred in the Graeco-Roman world. Holistic and yet detailed, this volume provides a much-needed comparative view of this subject...

    Published June 7th 2001 by Routledge

  3. Teachers and Texts in the Ancient World

    Philosophers, Jews and Christians

    By H. Greg Snyder

    Series: Religion in the First Christian Centuries

    Teachers and Texts in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive and accessible survey of religious and philosophical teaching and classroom practices in the ancient world. H. Gregory Snyder synthesizes a wide range of ancient evidence and modern scholarship to address such questions as how the...

    Published June 8th 2000 by Routledge

  4. Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity

    By Jon Davies

    Series: Religion in the First Christian Centuries

    In Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity, Jon Davies charts the significance of death to the emerging religious cults in the pre-Christian and early Christian world. He analyses the varied burial rituals and examines the different notions of the afterlife. Among the areas covered...

    Published June 24th 1999 by Routledge

  5. Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts

    By John Sawyer

    Series: Religion in the First Christian Centuries

    Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts is the first comprehensive study of the role of languages and texts in the religions of the Greco-Roman world, including Judaism and Christianity.It explores bilingualism, language learning, literacy, book production and translation, as well as some of the more...

    Published May 13th 1999 by Routledge

  6. The Crucible of Christian Morality

    By J. Ian H. McDonald

    Series: Religion in the First Christian Centuries

    The Crucible of Christian Morality explores the notion of Christian ethics and discusses its roots in the teachings of Jesus and also Hellenistic philosophy. Its significance in developing moral standards throughout the world and its stability in the modern world.The Crucible of Christian Morality...

    Published June 11th 1998 by Routledge

  7. Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries

    By Deborah F. Sawyer

    Series: Religion in the First Christian Centuries

    Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries focuses on religion during the period of Roman imperial rule and its significance in women's lives. It discusses the rich variety of religious expression, from pagan cults and classical mythology to ancient Judaism and early Christianity, and...

    Published September 19th 1996 by Routledge

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