Sources for the Study of Greek Religion

Author: David G. Rice
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
ISBN: 1589834615
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Since its initial publication in 1979, Sources for the Study of Greek Religion has become an essential classroom resource in the field of classical studies. The Society of Biblical Literature is pleased to present a corrected edition—in a new, attractive, and electronic-friendly format—with hopes that it will inspire a new generation of classicists and religious historians.

Greek Religion and Society

Author: P. E. Easterling
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521287852
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This collection of essays considers many aspects of Greek civil life and reveals how religion manifested itself in institutions, art and literature. Clarifies the more puzzling and elusive elements by tracing the attitudes that lay behind the manifold cults and customs.

Her Image of Salvation

Author: Gail Paterson Corrington
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664253899
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Corrington examines the image of the savior and the experience of salvation, two concepts that are inextricably entwined. The author asserts that Christianity set aside female images of salvation by emphasizing the maleness of Jesus. She draws on solid knowledge of Jewish and classical Greek sources to show that the image of God could be seen as both male and female.

Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece

Author: Evy Johanne Håland
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443868590
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*Winner of the AFS Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize 2016* Multidisciplinary or post-disciplinary research is what is needed when dealing with such complex subjects as ritual behaviour. This research, therefore, combines ethnography with historical sources to examine the relationship between modern Greek death rituals and ancient written and visual sources on the subject of death and gender. The central theme of this work is women’s role in connection with the cult of the dead in ancient and modern Greece. The research is based on studies in ancient history combined with the author’s fieldwork and anthropological analysis of today’s Mediterranean societies. Since death rituals have a focal and lasting importance, and reflect the gender relations within a society, the institutions surrounding death may function as a critical vantage point from which to view society. The comparison is based on certain religious festivals that are dedicated to deceased persons and on other death rituals. Using laments, burials and the ensuing memorial rituals, the relationship between the cult dedicated to deceased mediators in both ancient and modern society is analysed. The research shows how the official ideological rituals are influenced by the domestic rituals people perform for their own dead, and vice versa, that the modern domestic rituals simultaneously reflect the public performances. As this cult has many parallels with the ancient official cult, the following questions are central: Can an analysis of modern public and domestic rituals in combination with ancient sources tell the reader more about the ancient death cult as a whole? What does such an analysis suggest about the relationship between the domestic death cult and the official? Since the practical performance of the domestic rituals was – and still remains – in the hands of women, it is crucial to discover the extent of their influence to elucidate the real power relations between women and men. This research represents a new contribution to earlier presentations of the Greek “reality”, but mainly from the female perspective, which is highly significant since men produced most of the ancient sources. This means that the principal objective for this endeavour is to question the ways in which history has been written through the ages, to supplement the male with a female perspective, perhaps complementing an Olympian Zeus with a Chthonic Mother Earth. The research brings both ancient and modern worlds into mutual illumination; its relevance therefore transcends the Greek context both in time and space.

Religions of the Ancient Greeks

Author: S. R. F. Price
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521388672
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This is a book about the religious life of the Greeks from archaic times to the fifth century AD, looked at in the context of a variety of different cities and periods. Simon Price examines local practices and ideas in the light of general Greek ideas, relating them to gender roles, for example, political life, Attic tragedy and the trial of Socrates. He lays emphasis on the reactions to Greek religions of ancient thinkers - Greek, Roman and Christian. The evidence drawn on is of all kinds: literary, inscriptional and archaeological.

The Significance of Salvation

Author: George M. Wieland
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1597527211
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The prevalence of salvation language in the Pastoral Epistles has been often commented on but rarely investigated. This careful study discovers a vital paraenetic role for salvation in all three letters, but finds distinctive soteriological emphases in each, challenging assumptions about the Pastoral Epistles as a corpus. Fresh exegetical insights cast light on the cross-cultural translation of early Christian ideas of salvation.

Thomasine Traditions in Antiquity

Author: Jon Ma Asgeirsson
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004147799
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This volume is a selection of papers presented to the Society of Biblical Literature from 1996 to 2001. They focus on the early Christian writings attributed to the apostle Thomas with particular emphasis on the Gospel of Thomas and offer an indepth discussion of the social and cultural world of the gospel.

The Gospel According to Matthew

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Publisher: Canongate U.S.
ISBN: 9780802136169
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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.