Classical Studies: Ancient Religions

  • 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

  • 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 (theology, history, Byzantine studies and philosophy) 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…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • Basil of Caesarea book cover

    Basil of Caesarea

    By Stephen Hildebrand

    This volume examines the life and thought of Basil of Caesarea. This unique volume brings together a lengthy introduction to his life and thought with a selection of extracts from his diverse works in new translations, with each extract accompanied by an introduction and notes. This format allows…

    Paperback – 2018-03-09 
    Routledge
    The Early Church Fathers

  • A Social-Political History of Monotheism: From Judah to the Byzantines book cover

    A Social-Political History of Monotheism

    From Judah to the Byzantines

    By Jeremiah Cataldo

    In A Social-Political History of Monotheism, Cataldo shows how political concerns were fundamental to the development of Judeo-Christian monotheism. Beginning with the disruptive and devastating historical events that shook early Israelite culture and ending with the seemingly victorious emergence…

    Hardback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • Juvencus' Four Books of the Gospels: Evangeliorum Libri Quattuor book cover

    Juvencus' Four Books of the Gospels

    Evangeliorum Libri Quattuor

    By Scott McGill

    Juvencus’ Evangeliorum libri IV, or "The Four Books of the Gospels," is a verse rendering of the gospel narrative written ca. 330 CE. Consisting of around 3200 hexameter lines, it is the first of the Latin "Biblical epics" to appear in antiquity, and the first classicizing, hexameter poem on a…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Rutilius Namatianus' Going Home: De Reditu Suo book cover

    Rutilius Namatianus' Going Home

    De Reditu Suo

    By Martha Malamud

    Martha Malamud provides the only scholarly English translation of De Reditu Suo with significant notes and commentary that explore historical, literary, cultural, and mythical references, as well as commenting on literary allusions, the structure, diction, and style of the poem, and textual issues.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Achilles book cover

    Achilles

    By Marta González González

    Achilles is the quintessential Greek hero, but that does not mean that he is a conventional hero. His uniqueness is dictated by his birth, as the son of a sea goddess, and his education at the hands of a centaur. The hero’s exceptional nature also forms part of the tension that both unites and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-22 
    Routledge
    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

  • Profane Egyptologists: The Modern Revival of Ancient Egyptian Religion book cover

    Profane Egyptologists

    The Modern Revival of Ancient Egyptian Religion

    By Paul Harrison

    It is widely believed that the practice of ancient Egyptian religion ceased with the end of pharaonic culture and the rise of Christianity. However, an organised reconstruction and revival of the authentic practice of Egyptian, or Kemetic religion has been growing, almost undocumented, for…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21 
    Routledge
    UCL Institute of Archaeology Critical Cultural Heritage Series

  • The Book of Zechariah and its Influence book cover

    The Book of Zechariah and its Influence

    By Christopher Tuckett

    Edited by Christopher Tuckett

    This title was first published in 2003. The book bearing the title of 'Zechariah' is, in its present form, an amalgam of oracles and prophecies stemming from Zechariah himself as well as others. It became part of Jewish scripture, was revered and valued, and was a partiuclar favourite of a number…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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