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

The history of Roman imperial religion is of fundamental importance to the history of religion in Europe. 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 rankin...

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Uniform Title: Von Jupiter zu Christus. English
Main Author: Rüpke, Jörg,
Other Authors: Richardson, David M. B.,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Physical Description: vi, 328 pages ; 23 cm.
Edition: First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : The history of religion in the Mediterranean, and the problem of imperial religion
  • Part I: Globalization in a traditional form. 'Globalization' as a model for individual religious creativity in the Roman imperial age
  • Integration and transformation of an immigrant religion : observations on the inscriptions of the Jupiter Dolichenus cult in Rome
  • A Judaeo-Christian variant of professional religion in Rome : The Shepherd of Hermas
  • Organizational patterns in respect of religious specialists in a range of Roman cults
  • Part II: Media and vectors of the spread of religion in the Roman empire. The rise of provincial religion
  • Religion in the lex Ursonensis
  • The export of calendars and festivals in the Roman empire
  • Book religions as imperial religions? : The local limits of supraregional religious communication
  • Part III: The Roman world changes : religious change on a global scale. Polytheism and pluralism : observations on religious competition in the Roman imperial age
  • Religious pluralism and the Roman empire
  • Representations of Roman religion in Christian apologetic texts
  • Religious centralization : traditional priesthoods and the role of the Pontifex Maximus in the late imperial age
  • Visual worlds and religious boundaries
  • How does an empire change religion, and how religion an empire? : Conclusion and perspectives regarding the question of 'imperial and provincial religion'.