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  • Magie und Ritual bei Apollonios Rhodiosby Ingo Schaaf

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    Until now, scholars have largely ignored Apollonius of Rhodes?s deep interest in secret cults, arcane rituals, paradoxa, and magic. The present study extensively explores this material with special emphasis on its function in the Argonautica. Based on this complementary methodological presentation, the book is geared to both religious historians and... more...

  • Second Temple Songs of Zionby Ruth Henderson

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Although in Second Temple literature we find a variety of songs concerned with the future of Jerusalem, little attempt has been made to analyse these comparatively as a generic group. In this study, three songshave been selected on the basis of their similarity in style, ideas and their apparent original composition in Hebrew.The texts have been subjected... more...

  • The John Dominic Crossan Essential Setby John Dominic Crossan

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    The eBook collection of four complete works by bestselling author and leading historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, including Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography , The Birth of Christianity , The Power of Parable , and The Greatest Prayer . more...

  • The John Dominic Crossan Essential Setby John Dominic Crossan

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    The eBook collection of four complete works by bestselling author and leading historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, including Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography , The Birth of Christianity , The Power of Parable , and The Greatest Prayer . more...

  • The John Dominic Crossan Essential Setby John Dominic Crossan

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 35.99

    The eBook collection of four complete works by bestselling author and leading historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, including Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography , The Birth of Christianity , The Power of Parable , and The Greatest Prayer . more...

  • The Sacred and the Feminine in Ancient Greeceby Sue Blundell; Margaret Williamson; Margaret Williamson**Nfa***

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    In classical Greece women were almost entirely excluded from public life. Yet the feminine was accorded a central place in religious thought and ritual.This volume explores the often paradoxical centrality of the feminine in Greek culture, showing how out of sight was not out of mind. The contributors adopt perspectives from a wide range of disciplines,... more...

  • Jesus and Templeby James H. Charlesworth

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    The New Testament provides abundant evidence that Jesus frequented the temple, as did his followers after his death. But the Gospels also depict Jesus in conflict with temple authorities. Jesus? attitude toward the temple is at the center of current historical Jesus research, yet those discussions are often not current with the latest archaeological... more...

  • The Ark Before Noahby Irving Finkel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    The recent translation of a Babylonian tablet launches a groundbreaking investigation into one of the most famous stories in the world, challenging the way we look at ancient history.   Since the Victorian period, it has been understood that the story of Noah, iconic in the Book of Genesis, and a central motif in Judaism, Christianity and Islam,... more...

  • Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain (Routledge Revivals)by Dorothy Watts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    In Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain , first published in 1991, Professor Dorothy Watts sets out to distinguish possible Pagan features in Romano-British Christianity in the period leading up to and immediately following the withdrawal of Roman forces in AD 410. Watts argues that British Christianity at the time contained many Pagan influences,... more...

  • The Roman Army and the Expansion of the Gospelby Alexander Kyrychenko

    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...