The Religious Context of Early Christianity
A Guide to Graeco-Roman Religions New edition
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Religious Context of Early Christianity by Hans-Josef Klauck
Book DescriptionThis is a comprehensive guide to the world of religion in the Graeco-Roman world of early Christianity. Drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship, the volume paints a carefully nuanced portrait of the Christians' religious context. Besides describing ordinary domestic and civil religion and popular belief (including astrology, divination and "magic"), there is extended discussion of mystic cults, ruler and emperor cults, the religious dimensions of philosophy, and Gnosticism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780567089434
(216mm x 138mm x 28mm)
Imprint: T.& T.Clark Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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World of the Acts of the Apostles, Paperback (April 2003)» View all books by Hans-Josef Klauck
Many forms of magic and paganism were practiced at the time of Jesus. What were these practices, and how did the first Christians react to them? Hans-Josef Klauck describes this world into which Christianity was born and relates to it the many experiences of the first Christians recorded in Acts.
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Author Biography - Hans-Josef Klauck
Dr. Hans-Josef Klauck is Professor of New Testament Exegesis, University of Munich, Germany.
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