The Resource Religious rivalries in the early Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity, Leif E. Vaage, editor., (ebook)

Religious rivalries in the early Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity, Leif E. Vaage, editor., (ebook)

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Religious rivalries in the early Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity
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Religious rivalries in the early Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity
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Leif E. Vaage, editor.
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eng
Summary
Religious Rivalries in the Early Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity discusses the diverse cultural destinies of early Christianity, early Judaism, and other ancient religious groups as a question of social rivalry. The book is divided into three main sections. The first section debates the degree to which the category of rivalry adequately names the issue(s) that must be addressed when comparing and contrasting the social "success" of different religious groups in antiquity. The second is a critical assessment of the common modern category of "mission" to describe the inner dynamic of such a process; it discusses the early Christian apostle Paul, the early Jewish historian Josephus, and ancient Mithraism. The third section of the book is devoted to "the rise of Christianity," primarily in response to the similarly titled work of the American sociologist of religion Rodney Stark. While it is not clear that any of these groups imagined its own success necessarily entailing the elimination of others, it does seem that early Christianity had certain habits, both of speech and practice, which made it particularly apt to succeed (in) the Roman Empire
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Midwest
Dewey number
270.1
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Series statement
Studies in Christiantiy and Judaism /√Čtudes sur le christianisme et le Juda√Įsmejudaisme
Series volume
18
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  • Christianity and other religions
  • Electronic books
  • Rome
  • Church history
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adult
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Religious rivalries in the early Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity, Leif E. Vaage, editor., (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781554588091
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12363404
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Religious rivalries in the early Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity, Leif E. Vaage, editor., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554588091
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12363404
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12363404
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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