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The Resource From Jupiter to Christ : on the history of religion in the Roman imperial period, Jörg Rüpke ; translated by David M.B. Richardson

From Jupiter to Christ : on the history of religion in the Roman imperial period, Jörg Rüpke ; translated by David M.B. Richardson

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From Jupiter to Christ : on the history of religion in the Roman imperial period
Title
From Jupiter to Christ
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on the history of religion in the Roman imperial period
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Jörg Rüpke ; translated by David M.B. Richardson
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Language
eng
Summary
The history of Roman imperial religion is of fundamental importance to the history of religion in Europe. Emerging from a decade of research, From Jupiter to Christ demonstrates that the decisive change within the Roman imperial period was not a growing number of religions or changes in their ranking and success, but a modification of the idea of 'religion' and a change in the social place of religious practices and beliefs. Religion is shown to be transformed from a medium serving the individual necessities - dealing with human contingencies like sickness, insecurity, and death - and a medium serving the public formation of political identity, into an encompassing system of ways of life, group identities, and political legitimation. Instead of offering an encyclopaedic presentation of religious beliefs, symbols, and practices throughout the period, the volume thematically presents the media that manifested and diffused religion (institutions, texts, and law), and analyses representative cases. It asks how religion changed in processes of diffusion and immigration, how fast (or how slow) practices and institutions were appropriated and modified, and reveals how these changes made Roman religion 'exportable', creating those forms of intellectualisation and enscripturation which made religion an autonomous area, different from other social fields
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UKMGB
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Rüpke, Jörg
Dewey number
292.07
Index
index present
LC call number
BL803
LC item number
.R87513 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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Richardson, David M. B
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  • Jesus Christ
  • Jupiter
  • Rome
  • Jupiter (Roman deity)
  • Religion
  • Godsdiensten
  • Cultus
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From Jupiter to Christ : on the history of religion in the Roman imperial period, Jörg Rüpke ; translated by David M.B. Richardson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the history of religion in the Mediterranean, and the problem of imperial religion -- 'Globalization' as a model for individual religious creativity in the Roman imperial age -- Integration and transformation of an immigrant religion: observations on the inscriptions of the Jupiter Dolichenus Cult in Rome -- A Judaeo-Christian variant of professional religion in Rome: The Shepherd of Hermas -- Organizational patterns in respect of religious specialists in a range of Roman cults -- The rise of provincial religion -- Religion in the lex Ursonensis -- The export of calendars and the festivals in the Roman Empire -- Book religions as imperial religions? The local limits of supraregional religious communication -- Polytheism and pluralism: observations on religious competition in the Roman imperial age -- Religious pluralism and the Roman Empire -- Representations of Roman religion in Christian apologetic texts -- Religious centralization: traditional priesthoods and the role of the Pontifex Maximus in the late imperial age -- Visual worlds and religious boundaries -- How does an empire change religion, and how religion an empire? Conclusion and perspectives regarding the question of 'Imperial and Provicial Religion'
Control code
880192663
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780198703723
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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(OCoLC)880192663
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From Jupiter to Christ : on the history of religion in the Roman imperial period, Jörg Rüpke ; translated by David M.B. Richardson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the history of religion in the Mediterranean, and the problem of imperial religion -- 'Globalization' as a model for individual religious creativity in the Roman imperial age -- Integration and transformation of an immigrant religion: observations on the inscriptions of the Jupiter Dolichenus Cult in Rome -- A Judaeo-Christian variant of professional religion in Rome: The Shepherd of Hermas -- Organizational patterns in respect of religious specialists in a range of Roman cults -- The rise of provincial religion -- Religion in the lex Ursonensis -- The export of calendars and the festivals in the Roman Empire -- Book religions as imperial religions? The local limits of supraregional religious communication -- Polytheism and pluralism: observations on religious competition in the Roman imperial age -- Religious pluralism and the Roman Empire -- Representations of Roman religion in Christian apologetic texts -- Religious centralization: traditional priesthoods and the role of the Pontifex Maximus in the late imperial age -- Visual worlds and religious boundaries -- How does an empire change religion, and how religion an empire? Conclusion and perspectives regarding the question of 'Imperial and Provicial Religion'
Control code
880192663
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780198703723
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)880192663

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