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...
|Uniform Title:||Von Jupiter zu Christus. English|
|Main Author:||Rüpke, Jörg,|
|Other Authors:||Richardson, David M. B.,|
Oxford, United Kingdom :
Oxford University Press,
vi, 328 pages ; 23 cm.
- 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'.