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  1. Magic and Magicians in the Greco-Roman World

    By Matthew W Dickie, Matthew W. Dickie

    This study is the first to assemble the evidence for the existence of sorcerors in the ancient world; it also addresses the question of their identity and social origins. The resulting investigation takes us to the underside of Greek and Roman society, into a world of wandering holy men and women,...

    Published December 19th 2002 by Routledge

  2. Martyrdom and Noble Death

    Selected Texts from Graeco-Roman, Jewish and Christian Antiquity

    By Friedrich Avemarie, Jan Willem van Henten

    This volume explores the fascinating phenomenon of noble death through pagan, Jewish and Christian sources. Today's society is uncomfortable with death, and willingly submitting to a violent and ostentatious death in public is seen as particularly shocking and unusual. Yet classical sources give a...

    Published February 7th 2002 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. And Then the End Will Come

    Early Latin Christian Interpretations of the Opening of the Seven Seals

    By Douglas W. Lumsden

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    This work examines a centuries-long intellectual tradition in the early Latin church linking the imagery associated with the opening of the Seven Seals of the Apocalypse with programs of ecclesiastical expansion and ascetic reform....

    Published November 29th 2000 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. Miracles in Greco-Roman Antiquity

    A Sourcebook for the Study of New Testament Miracle Stories

    By Wendy Cotter C.S.J

    Miracles in Greco-Roman Antiquity presents a collection in translation of miracle stories from the ancient world. The material is divided up into four main categories including healing, exorcism, nature and raising the dead.Wendy Cotter, in an introduction and notes to the selections,...

    Published June 10th 1999 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus

    By Richard Wallace, Wynne Williams

    The world in which early Christianity developed consisted of a complex of distinct communities and cultural 'layers', which interacted with one another, sometimes co-operatively, and sometimes in confrontation.The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus explores this world through the life of the apostle...

    Published February 12th 1998 by Routledge

  10. Prayer From Alexander To Constantine

    A Critical Anthology

    Edited by Mark Kiley

    Prayer From Alexander To Constantine presents a diverse selection of prayer chosen by over 40 different historians, all specialists in their respective areas of Graeco-Roman literature. This collaboration gives the book a range and depth that no individual author could hope to rival.Each selection...

    Published May 1st 1997 by Routledge