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  1. Histories of the Hidden God

    Concealment and Revelation in Western Gnostic, Esoteric, and Mystical Traditions

    Edited by April D DeConick, Grant Adamson

    In Western religious traditions, God is conventionally conceived as a humanlike creator, lawgiver, and king, a being both accessible and actively present in history. Yet there is a concurrent and strong tradition of a God who actively hides. The two traditions have led to a tension between a God...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Love of David and Jonathan

    Ideology, Text, Reception

    By James E. Harding

    Series: BibleWorld

    Were David and Jonathan 'gay' lovers? This very modern question lies behind the recent explosion of studies of the David and Jonathan narrative. Interpreters differ in their assessment of whether 1 and 2 Samuel offer a positive portrayal of a homosexual relationship. Beneath the conflict of...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Is This Not The Carpenter?

    The Question of the Historicity of the Figure of Jesus

    Edited by Thomas L. Thompson, Thomas S. Verenna

    Series: Copenhagen International Seminar

    The historicity of Jesus is now widely accepted and hardly questioned by most scholars. But this assumption disarms biblical texts of much of their power by privileging an historical interpretation which effectively sweeps aside much theological speculation and allusion. Furthermore, the assumption...

    Published August 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Egyptian Heaven and Hell: Volume III (Routledge Revivals)

    By E. A. Wallis Budge

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This is the third of three volumes, first published in 1906, which treat the Egyptian theology of the afterlife. The first volume contains the complete hieroglyphic text of the Book Åm-?uat, with translations and reproductions of all the illustrations; the second, the hieroglyphic text of the short...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Early Christian Dress

    Gender, Virtue, and Authority

    By Kristi Upson-Saia

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    Early Christian Dress is the first full-length monograph on the subject of dress in early Christianity. It pays attention to the ways in which dress expressed and shaped Christian identity, the role dress played in Christians’ rivalries with pagan neighbours, and especially to the ways in which...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Time in Roman Religion

    One Thousand Years of Religious History

    By Gary Forsythe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    Religion is a major subfield of ancient history and classical studies, and Roman religion in particular is usually studied today by experts in two rather distinct halves: the religion of the Roman Republic, covering the fifth through first centuries B.C.; and the religious diversity of the Roman...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Julian (Routledge Revivals)

    An Intellectual Biography

    By Polymnia Athanassiadi

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Julian: An Intellectual Biography, first published in 1981, presents a penetrating and scholarly analysis of Julian’s intellectual development against the background of philosophy and religion in the late Roman Empire. Professor Polymnia Athanassiadi tells the story of Julian’s transformation from...

    Published January 21st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Hellenism and Christianity (Routledge Revivals)

    By Edwyn Bevan

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1921, this title examines the relationship between what the author labels the ‘rationalist’ element in Western culture on the one hand, derived from the ancient Greeks, and Christianity, on the other. Bevan contends that these two traditions are distinct, but not mutually...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Philosophy of Early Christianity

    By George E. Karamanolis

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Engaging Early Christian History

    Reading Acts in the Second Century

    By Ruben R. Dupertuis, Todd Penner

    Published November 28th 2013 by Routledge