Religion in the Roman Empire by James B. Rives
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Religion in the Roman Empire
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Religion in the Roman Empire by James B. Rives

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This book provides an engaging, systematic introduction to religion in the Roman empire.* Covers both mainstream Graeco-Roman religion and regional religious traditions, from Egypt to Western Europe* Examines the shared assumptions and underlying dynamics that characterized religious life as a whole* Draws on a wide range of primary material, both textual and visual, from literary works, inscriptions and monuments* Offers insight into the religious world in which contemporary rabbinic Judaism and Christianity both had their origin

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405106559
ISBN-10: 1405106557
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 162mm x 25mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James B. Rives

James B. Rives is Kenan Eminent Professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of Religion and Authority in Roman Carthage (1995), Tacitus: Germania (1999), and has co-edited Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome (2005). He has written a number of important articles on Roman religion in the Journal of Roman Studies and Journal of Early Christian Studies, and has taught courses on Jews and Christians in the Roman Empire, religions of the Roman Empire, and ruler cult in the Graeco-Roman world.

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