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Spiritual ideals and practices, which permeated all facets of lifestyles in antiquity, traveled well-worn routes in the course of the Mediterranean: itinerant charismatic practitioners traveling from position to put peddled their talents as healers, purifiers, cursers, and initiators; and vessels embellished with illustrations of myths traveled with them. New gods encountered in overseas lands by means of retailers and conquerors have been occasionally taken domestic to be tailored and followed. This choice of essays by way of a wonderful foreign staff of students, drawn from the groundbreaking reference paintings faith within the historical global, deals an expansive, comparative standpoint in this complicated non secular global.

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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.

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