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  • Fatal Obedience

    The Family Romance of Maccabean Martyrdom

    By Naomi Janowitz

    Centering on the first extant martyr story (2 Maccabees 7), this study explores the "autonomous value" of martyrdom. The story of a mother and her seven sons who die under the torture of the Greek king Antiochus displaces the long-problematic Temple sacrificial cult with new cultic practices and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge Focus on Biblical Studies

  • The Afterlife in Early Christian Carthage

    Near-Death Experiences, Ancestor Cult, and the Archaeology of Paradise

    By Stephen E. Potthoff

    The Afterlife in Early Christian Carthage explores how the visionary experiences of early Christian martyrs shaped and informed early Christian ancestor cult and the construction of the cemetery as paradise. Taking the early Christian cemeteries in Carthage as a case study, the volume broadens our…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24 
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts: Volume 2

    By Ian Young, Robert Rezetko, Martin Ehrensvard

    Since the beginning of critical scholarship biblical texts have been dated using linguistic evidence. Until now there has been no introduction to and comprehensive overview of the field. Volume 2 of Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts contains an extensive overview of dates attributed to different…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • The Moral Psychology of Clement of Alexandria

    Mosaic Philosophy

    By Kathleen Gibbons

    In The Moral Psychology of Clement of Alexandria, Kathleen Gibbons proposes a new approach to Clement’s moral philosophy and explores how his construction of Christianity’s relationship with Jewishness informed, and was informed by, his philosophical project. As one of the earliest Christian…

    Hardback – 2016-09-20 
    Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity

  • Precinct, Temple and Altar in Roman Spain

    Studies on the Imperial Monuments at Mérida and Tarragona

    By Duncan Fishwick

    The studies included in this volume supplement the work already published by the author on the imperial cult in the Roman West, focussing on the monuments of two cities in Roman Spain, Augusta Emerita (now Mérida) and Tarraco (now Tarragona). The introduction gives the general background and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-09 

  • Speaking of God in Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart

    Beyond Analogy

    By Anastasia Wendlinder

    Medieval masters Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart considered problems inherent to speaking of God, exploring how religious language might compromise God's transcendence or God's immanence ultimately hindering believers in their journey of faith seeking understanding. Going beyond ordinary…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

  • Digital Archetypes

    Adaptations of Early Temple Architecture in South and Southeast Asia

    By Sambit Datta, David Beynon

    This unique book presents a broad multi-disciplinary examination of early temple architecture in Asia, written by two experts in digital reconstruction and the history and theory of Asian architecture. The authors examine the archetypes of Early Brahmanic, Hindu and Buddhist temple architecture…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Volume 1, Tome I: Kierkegaard and the Bible - The Old Testament

    By Jon Stewart

    Edited by Lee C. Barrett

    Exploring Kierkegaard's complex use of the Bible, the essays in this volume use source-critical research and tools ranging from literary criticism to theology and biblical studies, to situate Kierkegaard's appropriation of the biblical material in his cultural and intellectual context. The…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources

  • Cassian's Conferences

    Scriptural Interpretation and the Monastic Ideal

    By Christopher J. Kelly

    This book explores Cassian's use of scripture in the Conferences, especially its biblical models to convey his understanding of the desert ideal to the monastic communities of Gaul. Cassian intended the scriptures and, implicitly, the Conferences to be the voices of authority and orthodoxy in the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

  • Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible

    By Russell E. Gmirkin

    Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible for the first time compares the ancient law collections of the Ancient Near East, the Greeks and the Pentateuch to determine the legal antecedents for the biblical laws. Following on from his 2006 work, Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus, Gmirkin…

    Hardback – 2016-08-26
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • In the Garden of the Gods

    Models of Kingship from the Sumerians to the Seleucids

    By Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides

    Examining the evolution of kingship in the Ancient Near East from the time of the Sumerians to the rise of the Seleucids in Babylon, this book argues that the Sumerian emphasis on the divine favour that the fertility goddess and the Sun god bestowed upon the king should be understood metaphorically…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21

  • The Life and Legacy of Constantine

    Traditions through the Ages

    By M. Shane Bjornlie

    The transformation from the classical period to the medieval has long been associated with the rise of Christianity. This association has deeply influenced the way that modern audiences imagine the separation of the classical world from its medieval and early modern successors. The role played in…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21

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