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Believing the Evidence

JASON DAVIES

in Evidence, Inference and Enquiry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264843
eISBN:
9780191754050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264843.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Methodology and Statistics

The study of ancient religion, partly in response to anthropology, moved in recent decades away from thinking in terms of ‘belief’ to studying ‘ritual’: this has a fundamental effect on how we treat ... More


The Ancient Religion

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Leviticus is traditionally regarded as a set of instructions for the cult; the real heart of the religion is presumed to be found in other books, especially Genesis, Exodus and Deuteronomy, and the ... More


Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Jennifer Wright Knust and Zsuzsanna Varhelyi (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice reappraises the diverse religious texts and practices of the late Hellenistic and Roman periods, investigating the meanings and functions of sacrifice in ... More


The Modern Origins of Ancient Religions

Brent Nongbri

in Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154160
eISBN:
9780300154177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154160.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the history of the modern perception of ancient religions. It first outlines how, during the period of European colonial encounters with the modern “pagans” and “idolaters,” the ... More


The Devil's Tabernacle: The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157115
eISBN:
9781400846597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157115.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This is the first book to examine in depth the intellectual and cultural impact of the oracles of pagan antiquity on modern European thought. The book shows how the study of the oracles influenced, ... More


On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome

Jörg Rüpke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704703
eISBN:
9781501706264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704703.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Was religious practice in ancient Rome cultic and hostile to individual expression? Or was there, rather, considerable latitude for individual initiative and creativity? This book demonstrates that ... More


Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Deborah A. Green and Laura S. Lieber (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This book gathers voices from an international community of scholars to consider the many facets of the history of biblical interpretation and to question how exegesis shapes spiritual and cultural ... More


Cacao in Ancient Maya Religion: First Fruit from the Maize Tree and other Tales from the Underworld

Simon Martin

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Ancient Maya, like other former agrarian societies of ancient times, had an abiding and intimate relationship with the natural world. Plants, trees, leaves, flowers, fruits, and roots were given a ... More


Introduction

Jörg Rüpke

in On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704703
eISBN:
9781501706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704703.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This introductory chapter provides an overview of lived religion. Lived religiosity or “lived religion” is a concept helpful for further developing the notion of individual appropriation and ... More


The Land and its People

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter serves as a brief overview of Egyptian society. It describes the significance of the land, agriculture, and religion to the Egyptian way of life; and more importantly how Egypt as we ... More


Greek Gods Abroad: Names, Natures, and Transformations

Robert Parker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293946
eISBN:
9780520967250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293946.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This is a book about interaction between Greek religion and the religious cultures of the many regions of the eastern Mediterranean and beyond with which it came into contact during the long period ... More


From Judaism to Christianity

Abed Azzam

in Nietzsche Versus Paul

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169318
eISBN:
9780231538978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169318.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explains how Nietzsche’s pre-Christian history includes Judaism as a second path leading to Christianity. His historical conception of Judaism results in Judaism being divided into three ... More


The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Andrew Faulkner (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first collection on the Homeric Hymns, a corpus of 33 hexameter poems celebrating gods that were probably recited at religious festivals, among other possible performance venues, and ... More


Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico

David M. Carballo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190251062
eISBN:
9780190251086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251062.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This book examines the ways in which urbanization and religion intersected in pre-Columbian central Mexico, with a primary focus on the later Formative period and the transition to the Classic ... More


Creating Value

Richard Hughes Seager

in Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245761
eISBN:
9780520939042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245761.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the principle of Daisaku Ikeda's Buddhist Humanism. It suggests that many of the familiar elements of Ikeda's Buddhism can be traced directly to the philosophy of Tsunesaburo ... More


Zoroastrianism: The Religion of the Good or Light

Jon Stewart

in Hegel's Interpretation of the Religions of the World: The Logic of the Gods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198829492
eISBN:
9780191868030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829492.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Hegel treats three religions as transitional between the religions of nature and those of spirit. The first of the transitional religions that he explores is Zoroastrianism, the religion of ancient ... More


Pater and Greek Religion

Robert Fowler

in Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198723417
eISBN:
9780191790058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723417.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Pater’s views on Greek religion, as expounded particularly in Greek Studies. It assesses his relationship with his principally German sources, and discusses the interplay of ... More


Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica: Pre-Columbian, Colonial, and Contemporary Perspectives

John E. Staller and Brian Stross

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967759
eISBN:
9780199333257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967759.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Lightning has evoked a numinous response as well as powerful timeless references and symbols among ancient religions throughout the world. Thunder and lightning have also taken on various symbolic ... More


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