Classical Studies: Ancient Religions

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    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 – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge
    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

  • 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

  • The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work: From Tabernacle to Eucharist book cover

    The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work

    From Tabernacle to Eucharist

    By Jeremy Kidwell

    An important reconceptualisation is taking place in the way people express creativity, work together, and engage in labour; particularly, suggests Kidwell, a surprising resurgence in recent years of manual and craft work. Noting the wide array of outlets that now market hand-made goods and the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • 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, employing ancient material and academic resources,…

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

  • Prophets, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Roman Empire: Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Cultures book cover

    Prophets, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Roman Empire

    Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Cultures

    By Leslie Kelly

    This book surveys the uses and function of prophecy, prophets, and oracles among Jews, Christians, and pagans in the first three centuries of the Roman Empire and explores how prophecy and prophetic texts functioned as a common language that enabled religious discourse to develop between these…

    Hardback – 2017-12-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Classical Studies

  • Jewish Glass and Christian Stone: A Materialist Mapping of the

    Jewish Glass and Christian Stone

    A Materialist Mapping of the "Parting of the Ways"

    By Eric C. Smith

    In recent years, scholars have reevaluated the "parting of the ways" between Judaism and Christianity, reaching new understandings of the ways shared origins gave way to two distinct and sometimes inimical religious traditions. But this has been a profoundly textual task, relying on the writings of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Early Christian Ritual Life book cover

    Early Christian Ritual Life

    By Richard E. DeMaris, Jason T. Lamoreaux, Steven C. Muir

    Scholars across many fields have come to realize that ritual is an integral element of human life and a vital aspect of all human societies. Yet, this realization has been slow to develop among scholars of early Christianity. Early Christian Ritual Life attempts to counteract the undervaluing of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Poetics of Jesus: The Search for Christ Through Writing in the Nineteenth Century book cover

    A Poetics of Jesus

    The Search for Christ Through Writing in the Nineteenth Century

    By Jeffrey F. Keuss

    This title was first published in 2002: A Poetics of Jesus explores the act of writing within and between the boundaries of 19th century biblical criticism and fiction. Reflecting on the work of Christian poetics after Augustine to Baur, Feuerbach, Friedrich Strauss and Victorian novelists of the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge

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