Classical Studies: Ancient Religions

  • A Story of YHWH: Cultural Translation and Subversive Reception through Israelite History book cover

    A Story of YHWH

    Cultural Translation and Subversive Reception through Israelite History

    By Shawn W. Flynn

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • The Gnostic World book cover

    The Gnostic World

    Edited by Garry W. Trompf, Gunner B. Mikkelsen, Jay Johnston

    The Gnostic World is an outstanding guide to Gnosticism, designed as a collection of critical studies by experts to both widen and deepen study in Gnostic movements and strands of speculation as a discrete "World" of human socio-spiritual life from the distant past until today. An international…

    Hardback – 2018-10-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Beyond Orality: Performance and the Composition of Biblical Poetry book cover

    Beyond Orality

    Performance and the Composition of Biblical Poetry

    By Jacqueline Vayntrub

    This book examines the modern scholarly history of theorizing biblical poetry and draws out an inherent tension between theories of biblical poetry that assume an oral genesis, and the written nature of our evidence. The divide between this imagined orality and the concrete materiality of the texts…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge
    The Ancient Word

  • 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 – 2018-09-30 
    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 – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Imagining the Afterlife in the Ancient World book cover

    Imagining the Afterlife in the Ancient World

    Edited by Juliette Harrisson

    Human beings have speculated about whether or not there is life after death, and if so, what form that life might take, for centuries. What did people in the ancient world think the next life would hold, and did they imagine there was a chance for a relationship between the living and the dead? How…

    Hardback – 2018-09-10 
    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 – 2018-07-19 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Revealing the History of Ancient Palestine: Changing Perspectives 8 book cover

    Revealing the History of Ancient Palestine

    Changing Perspectives 8

    By Keith W. Whitelam

    This volume is part of the Changing Perspectives sub-series, which is constituted by anthologies of articles by world-renowned biblical scholars and historians that have made an impact on the field and changed its course during the last decades. This volume offers a collection of seminal essays by…

    Hardback – 2018-06-18 
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • Hermes book cover

    Hermes

    By Arlene Allan

    Hermes redresses the gap in modern English scholarship on this fascinating and complex god, presenting its readers with an introduction to Hermes’ social, religious and political importance through discussions of his myths, iconography and worship. It also brings together in one place an integrated…

    Hardback – 2018-06-05 
    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 to 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 art—catacomb…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    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’s Dialogue 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 – 2018-05-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

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