A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity

Editors: Lossl, Josef and Baker-Brian, Nicholas J.
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $195.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $292.50
ISBN: 978-1-11-896810-9
Category: Religion & Theology
Image Count: 10
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity offers an authoritative and comprehensive survey of religion in Late Antiquity. This historical era spanned from the second century to the eighth century of the Common Era.

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Table of Contents

  • Maps
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Religion in Late Antiquity—Late Antiquity in Religion
  • Part I: Historical and Geographical Approaches
  • Chapter 2: Religion in the Hellenistic and Early Post‐Hellenistic Era
  • Chapter 3: Christianity and Paganism in the Roman Empire, 250–450 CE
  • Chapter 4: The Latin West in the Period of Transition from “the Late Roman Empire” to “Early Medieval Europe”
  • Chapter 5: The Celtic and Germanic West and North
  • Chapter 6: The “Greek East”
  • Chapter 7: Caucasia
  • Chapter 8: The Rise of Monotheism in Arabia
  • Chapter 9: Along the Nile
  • Chapter 10: Across the Indian Ocean
  • Chapter 11: Along the Silk Road
  • Part II: Traditions and Identities
  • Chapter 12: The Beginnings of Jewish Late Antiquity
  • Chapter 13: Christianity
  • Chapter 14: Varieties of Christian Gnosis
  • Chapter 15: A New Religion? The Emergence of Manichaeism in Late Antiquity
  • Chapter 16: Paleo‐Islam
  • Chapter 17: Hermetism
  • Chapter 18: The “Pagans” of Late Antiquity
  • Chapter 19: Ancient Philosophy Transformed
  • Chapter 20: Astrology and Religion in Late Antiquity
  • Part III: Themes and Discussions
  • Chapter 21: Life and Death in Late Antiquity
  • Chapter 22: Religion and the Body
  • Chapter 23: Demons and Demonologies
  • Chapter 24: Religion, Medicine, and Health
  • Chapter 25: Religion, Warfare, and Demography
  • Chapter 26: The Scriptural Galaxy of Late Antiquity
  • Chapter 27: Proscription of Sacred Texts in Late Antiquity
  • Chapter 28: Religious Expression in Art and Architecture
  • Chapter 29: Religious Expression in Music and Dance