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Handbook of Jewish Literature from Late Antiquity, 135–700 CE

Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, Yehudah Cohn, and Fergus Millar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265222
eISBN:
9780191771873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265222.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

From major seminal works such as the Mishnah or the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds, to Biblical commentaries, translations of Biblical books into Aramaic or relatively little-known mystical, ... More


A Non-Imperial Religion?: Jainism in Its “Dark Age”

Paul Dundas

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

When R. W. Williams periodized the history of Jainism in the somewhat unoriginal tripartite form of early, medieval, and modem, he described the first phase, remarkably a span of nearly 1,000 years ... More


Early Christian Meeting Space in the Roman Empire

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

in Sacred Power, Sacred Space: An Introduction to Christian Architecture and Worship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314694
eISBN:
9780199851867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314694.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Christian meeting spaces in the Roman Empire. It analyses the early development of Christian meetings and buildings during the first three centuries of the Common Era and ... More


The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture, 100 C.E.–350 C.E.: Texts on Education and Their Late Antique Context

Marc Hirshman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195387742
eISBN:
9780199852581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387742.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Drawing on the great progress in Talmudic scholarship over the last century, this book is both an introduction to a close reading of rabbinic literature and a demonstration of the development of ... More


Economic Origins of Roman Christianity

Robert B. Ekelund Jr. and Robert D. Tollison

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226200026
eISBN:
9780226200040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226200040.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the global marketplace of ideas, few realms spark as much conflict as religion. For millions of people, it is an integral part of everyday life, reflected by a widely divergent supply of practices ... More


Friends of the Disciples

Barbara Brown Taylor

in Preaching in the New Millennium: Celebrating the Tercentennial of Yale University

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100815
eISBN:
9780300128178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100815.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on a remarkable piece of Scripture that places such demands on would-be disciples that it is amazing that Luke included it in a gospel meant to increase the size of the church. ... More


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