Classical Studies: Ancient Religions

  • Imagining the Afterlife in the Ancient World book cover

    Imagining the Afterlife in the Ancient World

    Edited by Juliette Harrisson

    What did people in the ancient world think the next life would hold? Did they imagine there was a chance for a relationship between the living and the dead? What was the geography of the ancient underworld – what did it look like, how did the dead get there, and what was it like once they were…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Critical Theory and the Classical World book cover

    Critical Theory and the Classical World

    By Martyn Hudson

    This book radically re-examines Europe’s imaginaries of its origin in the ancient Greek world. Extracting central concepts of critical theory in its widest sense - beyond the Frankfurt School - like the human, force, spirit and domination, it allies them to characters, mythologies and motifs in…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Hermes book cover

    Hermes

    By Arlene Allan

    Hermes redresses the gap in modern English scholarship on this fascinating and complex god, and present its readers with an introduction to Hermes’ social, religious and political importance through discussions of his myths, iconography, and worship, as well as bring together in one place an…

    Hardback – 2018-06-07 
    Routledge
    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

  • The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art

    Edited by Robin M. Jensen, Mark D. Ellison

    The Routledge Handbook of Early Christian Art surveys a broad spectrum of Christian art produced from the late second through the sixth centuries. The first part of the book opens with a general survey of the subject and then presents fifteen essays that discuss specific media of visual…

    Hardback – 2018-05-17 
    Routledge

  • Between Jews and Heretics: Refiguring Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho book cover

    Between Jews and Heretics

    Refiguring Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho

    By Matthijs den Dulk

    Justin Martyr’sDialogue with Trypho is the oldest preserved literary dialogue between a Jew and a Christian and a key text for understanding the development of early Judaism and Christianity. In Between Jews and Heretics, Matthijs den Dulk argues that whereas scholarship has routinely cast this…

    Hardback – 2018-05-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • The Christian Epigraphy of Egypt and Nubia book cover

    The Christian Epigraphy of Egypt and Nubia

    By Jacques van der Vliet

    The present book collects 31 articles that Jacques van der Vliet, a leading scholar in the field of Coptic Studies (Leiden University / Radboud University, Nijmegen), has published since 1999 on Christian inscriptions from Egypt and Nubia. These inscriptions are dated between the third/fourth and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-23 
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Basil the Great: Faith, Mission and Diplomacy in the Shaping of Christian Doctrine book cover

    Basil the Great: Faith, Mission and Diplomacy in the Shaping of Christian Doctrine

    By Nicu Dumitrașcu

    Regarded as one of the three hierarchs or pillars of orthodoxy along with Gregory of Nazianzus and John Chrysostom, Basil is a key figure in the formative process of Christianity in the fourth century. While his role in establishing Trinitarian terminology, as well as his function in shaping…

    Hardback – 2018-04-20 
    Routledge

  • Personhood in the Byzantine Christian Tradition: Early, Medieval, and Modern Perspectives book cover

    Personhood in the Byzantine Christian Tradition

    Early, Medieval, and Modern Perspectives

    By Alexis Torrance, Symeon Paschalidis

    Bringing together international scholars from across a range of linked disciplines to examine the concept of the person in the Greek Christian East, Personhood in the Byzantine Christian Tradition stretches in its scope from the New Testament to contemporary debates surrounding personhood in…

    Hardback – 2018-04-03 
    Routledge

  • In Search of First-Century Christianity book cover

    In Search of First-Century Christianity

    By Joe E. Barnhart, Linda T. Kraeger

    In Search of First Century Christianity contends that Christianity in the first century had no founder but rather evolved as a convergence of many forces: political disillusionment, cultural mutations, religious and theological motifs, psychosocial losses and new expectations. Moving on from an…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Text and Tablet: Near Eastern Archaeology, the Old Testament and New Possibilities book cover

    Text and Tablet

    Near Eastern Archaeology, the Old Testament and New Possibilities

    By Arthur Gibson, Brook W.R. Pearson

    This title was first published in 2000. Text and Tablet balances a blend of logic, post-analytical philosophy, French philosophy and literary criticism to carefully introduce some of these issues to the reader. Just as writers such as Derrida and Kermode have been interested in relating religion…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Routledge

  • The Ecstatic and the Archaic: An Analytical Psychological Inquiry book cover

    The Ecstatic and the Archaic

    An Analytical Psychological Inquiry

    Edited by Paul Bishop, Leslie Gardner

    The word ‘archaic’ derives from the Greek arkhaios, which in turn is related to the word archē, meaning ‘principle’, ‘origin’, or ‘cause’; the notion of ecstasy, or ekstasis, implies standing outside or beyond oneself, a self-transcendence. How these two concepts are articulated and co-implicated…

    Paperback – 2018-03-26 
    Routledge

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