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Reflections on Religious Individuality: Greco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian Texts and Practices

Reflections on Religious Individuality: Greco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian Texts and Practices

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  • J�rg R�pke
  • de Gruyter
  • Hardcover
  • 9783110286748
  • 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.88 inches
  • 1.54 pounds
  • Religion > Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - New Testament
  • English
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Did ancient religions know religious individuality? How did it work in texts and practices related to texts? The creation of texts offered opportunities to express one's own religious experience and shape one's own religious personality - within the boundaries of what is acceptable. Greek and Latin, Jewish and Christian texts from the Hellenistic period down to Late Antiquity created exemplary individuals or condemned individual deviance. The volume presents exemplary cases and analyses, which open a new field for research in the history of religion, covering ritual and literary innovations.
Reflections on Religious Individuality: Greco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian Texts and Practices

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Jörg Rüpke is vice-director and permanent fellow in religious studies at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, Germany, and has been a visiting professor at the Collège de France, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago. His many books include On Roman Religion and From Jupiter to Christ.

 In January 2012, Rüpke was appointed by German Federal President Christian Wulff to the German Council of Science and Humanities.

 

Source: Princeton University Press 

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