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  • Herod

    King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Richardson, Amy Marie Fisher

    Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans examines the life, work, and influence of this controversial figure, who remains the most highly visible of the Roman client kings under Augustus. Herod’s rule shaped the world in which Christianity arose and his influence can still be seen today. In…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Ancient Biographies

  • Syrian Influences in the Roman Empire to AD 300

    By John D. Grainger

    The study of Syria as a Roman province has been neglected by comparison with equivalent geographical regions such as Italy, Egypt, Greece and even Gaul. It was, however, one of the economic powerhouses of the empire from its annexation until after the empire’s dissolution. As such it clearly…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Borderline Virginities

    Sacred and Secular Virgins in Late Antiquity

    By Sissel Undheim

    How and why did virginity come to play such a crucial part in the Christian Church in the formative and defining period of Late Antiquity? Sissel Undheim analyzes the negotiations over what constituted virginity, and assesses its socio-religious value, in fourth-century Rome by looking at those at…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Prudentius' Hymns for Hours and Seasons

    Liber Cathemerinon

    By Nicholas Richardson

    Combining faithfulness to the Latin with sensitivity to Prudentius’ poetic qualities, Nicholas Richardson offers a precise yet creative verse translation of a major work by one of the most important Christian Latin poets of late antiquity. Prudentius’ Hymns for Hours and Seasons also provides…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • The Archaeology of Lucanian Cult Places

    Fourth Century BC to the Early Imperial Age

    By Ilaria Battiloro

    With the emergence and structuring of the Lucanian ethnos during the fourth century BC, a network of cult places, set apart from habitation spaces, was created at the crossroads of the most important communication routes of ancient Lucania. These sanctuaries became centers of social and political…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge

  • Omens and Oracles: Divination in Ancient Greece

    By Matthew Dillon

    Addressing the role which divination played in ancient Greek society, this volume deals with various forms of prophecy and how each was utilised and for what purpose. Chapters bring together key types of divining, such as from birds, celestial phenomena, the entrails of sacrificed animals and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-04 
    Routledge

  • Power and Responsibility in Biblical Interpretation

    Reading the Book of Job with Edward Said

    By Alissa Jones Nelson

    'Power and Responsibility in Biblical Interpretation' addresses the interpretive challenges now facing much biblical interpretation. Incorporating the methodologies of poststructuralism, postcolonialism, and liberation theology, the study presents a possible methodology which integrates scholarly…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Ancient African Christianity

    An Introduction to a Unique Context and Tradition

    By David E. Wilhite

    Christianity spread across North Africa early, and it remained there as a powerful force much longer than anticipated. While this African form of Christianity largely shared the Latin language and Roman culture of the wider empire, it also represented a unique tradition that was shaped by its&…

    Paperback – 2017-06-29 
    Routledge

  • The Unbound God

    Slavery and the Formation of Early Christian Thought

    By Chris L. de Wet

    This volume examines the prevalence, function, and socio-political effects of slavery discourse in the major theological formulations of the late third to early fifth centuries AD, arguably the most formative period of early Christian doctrine. The question the book poses is this: in what way did…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Ishtar

    By Louise M. Pryke

    Ishtar is the first book dedicated to providing an accessible analysis of the mythology and image of this complex goddess. The polarity of her nature is reflected in her role as goddess of sexual love and war, and has made her difficult to characterise in modern scholarship. By exploring this…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20 
    Routledge
    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

  • Producing Christian Culture

    Medieval Exegesis and Its Interpretative Genres

    Edited by Giles E. M. Gasper, Francis Watson, Matthew R. Crawford

    Producing Christian Culture takes as its thread the 'interpretative genres' within which medieval people engaged with the Bible. Contributors to the volume present specific material as a case study illustrative of a specific genre, whether devotional, homiletical, scholarly, or controversial. The…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

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