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Porter, Barbara Nevling, ed. One God or Many? Concepts of Divinity in the Ancient World. [Chebeague, Maine:] Casco Bay Assyriological Institute, 2000. Schindler, Alfred, ed. Monotheismus als politisches Problem: Erik Peterson und die Kritik der politischen Theologie. Studien zur evangelischen Ethik 14. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 1978. Van Seters, J. In Search of History: Historiography in the Ancient World and the Origins of Biblical History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983. White, H.

Changing rituals can be understood to threaten loss of identity, as the debate about reforming the Catholic liturgy after the Second Vatican Council made clear. And over and over again, religious innovation and protest resulted in new rituals—the sacrifices of Pythagoreans or Zoroastrians, the strictness of Jewish ritual rules, the specific forms of baptism or Eucharist in early Christian groups all defined in-groups against outsiders. And even outside this conscious step of distancing one’s group from all the others, differentiation through behavior is vital because it is behavior—not belief—that is visible.

Tr. Trevor Watkins. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. , ed. Born in Heaven, Made on Earth: The Making of the Cult Image in the Ancient Near East. : Eisenbrauns, 1999. encountering ancient religions 16 Horden, Peregrin, and Nicholas Purcell. The Corrupting Sea: A Study of Mediterranean History. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000. Meuli, Karl. Gesammelte Schriften, ed. Thomas Gelzer. Basel, 1975. Porter, Barbara Nevling, ed. One God or Many? Concepts of Divinity in the Ancient World. [Chebeague, Maine:] Casco Bay Assyriological Institute, 2000.

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