Beyond Priesthood: religious entrepreneurs and innovators in the roman empire

The last decade has seen a surge of scholarly interest in these religious professionals and a good number of high quality publications. Our volume, however, with its unique intercultural character and its explicit focus on appropriation and contestation of religious expertise in the Imperial Era is...

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Published in:Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten
Corporate Author: Beyond Duty: Interacting with Religious Professionals and Appropriating Tradition in the Imperial Era, Veranstaltung 2015, Erfurt (Author)
Contributors: Gordon, Richard L. 1943- (Editor); Petridou, Georgia 1978- (Editor); Rüpke, Jörg 1962- (Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Berlin Boston De Gruyter [2017]
In:Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten
Series/Journal:Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten Band 66
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Roman Empire / Office / Religion / Interaction / Religious institution / Religious life / Geschichte 30 v. Chr.-600
B Roman Empire / Church / Church office / Interaction / History
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Conference program 2015 Erfurt
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Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
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Summary:The last decade has seen a surge of scholarly interest in these religious professionals and a good number of high quality publications. Our volume, however, with its unique intercultural character and its explicit focus on appropriation and contestation of religious expertise in the Imperial Era is substantially different. Unlike the rather narrow focus of earlier studies of civic priests, the papers presented here examine a wider range of religious professionals, their dynamic interaction with established religious authorities and institutions, and their contributions to religious innovation in the ancient Mediterranean world, from the late Hellenistic period through to Late Antiquity, from the City of Rome to mainland Greece, Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt, from Greek civic practice to ancient Judaism. A further advantage of our volume is the wide range of media of transmission taken into account. Our contributors look at both old and new materials, which derive not only from literary sources but also from papyri, inscriptions, and material culture. Above all, this volume assesses critically convenient terminological usage and offers a unique insight into a rich gamut of ancient Mediterranean religious specialists
Item Description:Gesehen am 17.04.2018
Erscheint als De Gruyter Open Access
"Almost all the chapters included in this volume were delivered in one form or other at an International Conference entitled 'Beyond Duty: Interacting with Religious Professionals and Appropriating Tradition in the Imperial Era', held in Erfurt at the Augustinerkloster, 14-16 January, 2015" - Acknowledgements
Format:Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
ISBN:3110447649
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/9783110448184