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- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00
What is the literary function of centurions in the story of Luke-Acts? To answer this question, the book considers these NT texts alongside the Greco-Roman and Jewish sources that offer insights into the Roman military. It demonstrates a common perception of centurions as principal representatives of the imperial power and views their role in Luke-Acts... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 17.99
In THE ARK BEFORE NOAH, British Museum expert Dr Irving Finkel reveals how decoding the symbols on a 4,000 year old piece of clay enable a radical new interpretation of the Noah's Ark myth. A world authority on the period, Dr Finkel's enthralling real-life detective story began with a most remarkable event at the British Museum - the arrival one day... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 44.99
Chinese Religious Art is a broad survey of the origins and development of the various forms of artistic expression of Chinese religions. This survey of icons, temples, and rituals reveals the varied ways the Chinese expressed the presence of the divine and worshipped it. Some of the most beautiful art, inspired mountain temples, lofty landscapes,... more...
- Abingdon Press 2013; US$ 24.99
See what Jesus saw, walk where the prophets walked, and learn what the Bible teaches. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
Large state temples in ancient Egypt were vast agricultural estates, with interests in mining, trading, and other economic activities. The temple itself served as the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the estate belonged, and much of the ritual in temples was devoted to offering a representative sample of goods to the gods. After ritual performances,... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00
This volume brings together historical, archaeological and religious studies approaches to offer a fresh survey of current trends in the analysis of the social and political role of priests and priestesses of civic cults from the Hellenistic period into Imperial times. The presentation and representation of priesthoods and individual priests are discussed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Scholars of classical history and literature have for more than a century accepted `initiation' as a tool for understanding a variety of obscure rituals and myths, ranging from the ancient Greek wedding and adolescent haircutting rituals to initiatory motifs or structures in Greek myth, comedy and tragedy. In this books an international group... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95
During the archaic and classical periods, Greek ideas about the dead evolved in response to changing social and cultural conditions?most notably changes associated with the development of the polis, such as funerary legislation, and changes due to increased contacts with cultures of the ancient Near East. In Restless Dead , Sarah Iles Johnston presents... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 1,119.00
This student edition provides a complete German translation of the approx. 50 manuscript texts discovered in Nag Hammadi as well as the text of the Codex Berolinensis 8502. For this third edition, the volume was corrected and updated, and it has also been expanded by the inclusion of two texts from the Codex Tchacos first published in 2007. These texts,... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95
Churches up and down the United Kingdom have some remarkable collections of the most exquisitely embroidered clothing which are part of our hidden heritage. Our cathedrals hold in their treasuries some of the most beautiful textile pieces ever produced in Europe and beyond. There is a whole fascinating history to these priestly vestments and how they... more...