Religion in the Roman Empire

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Author  James B. Rives
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   June 12, 2006
ISBN  1405106565
Pages  252

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This book provides an engaging, systematic introduction to religion in the Roman empire.

  • Covers both mainstream Graeco-Roman religion and regional religious traditions, from Egypt to Western Europe
  • Examines the shared assumptions and underlying dynamics that characterized religious life as a whole
  • Draws on a wide range of primary material, both textual and visual, from literary works, inscriptions and monuments
  • Offers insight into the religious world in which contemporary rabbinic Judaism and Christianity both had their origin

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