From Jupiter to Christ: on the history of religion in the Roman imperial period

Emerging from a decade of research, 'From Jupiter to Christ' demonstrates that the decisive change within the Roman imperial period was not a growing number of religions or changes in their ranking and success, but a modification of the idea of 'religion' and a change in the soci...

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Main Author: Rüpke, Jörg 1962-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2014
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Roman Empire / Religion
Further subjects:B Jupiter Dolichenus (Roman deity)
B Jesus Christ
B Rome ; Religion
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
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Summary:Emerging from a decade of research, 'From Jupiter to Christ' demonstrates that the decisive change within the Roman imperial period was not a growing number of religions or changes in their ranking and success, but a modification of the idea of 'religion' and a change in the social place of religious practices and beliefs.
ISBN:0191774065
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703723.001.0001