Rituals and Power: The Roman Imperial Cult in Asia Minor by S. R. F. PriceStudies Greek cults of the Roman emperor in Asia minor. Shows how and why the Roman emperor was god. Analyses the historical, social and cultural contexts of the Imperial cult, rituals of temples, images and sacrifices. Helps our understanding of the relationship between religious ritual and political power.
Roman Religion: A Sourcebook by Valerie M. WarriorSourcebook introducing fundamentals of ancient Roman religious beliefs and rituals. Includes maps, glossary, a chronological table and lists of important gods. Companion to Valerie Warrior's Greek Religion: A Sourcebook .
Jesus and Judaism by E. P. SandersDeals with Jesus' intention and relationship to contemporaries in Judaism. Investigates the reason for his death and rise of Christianity.
Jesus the Jew by Geza VermesA significant corrective to the study of the historical Jesus. A portrait of Jesus based on evidence of charismatic activity in first-century Galilee. Contextualizes prophet, Lord, Messiah, son of man, Son of God.
The Canon Debate by Lee Martin McDonald; James A. SandersHow was the New Testament canon formed and closed? What role was played by Marcion? By gnostics? By the church fathers? What did the early church make of the apocrypha and pseudepigrapha? By what criteria have questions of canonicity been decided? Read to find out.
Greco-Roman associations: Texts, Translations, and Commentary by John S. Kloppenborg; Richard S. AscoughPrivate associations organized around a common cult, profession, ethnic identity, neighbourhood or family were common throughout the Greco-Roman antiquity, offering opportunities for sociability, cultic activities, mutual support and a context in which to display and recognize virtuous achievement. This volume collects a representative selection of inscriptions from associations inAttica, Central Greece, Macedonia, Thrace, published with English translations, brief explanatory notes, commentaries and full indices. This volume is essential for several areas of study: ancient patterns of social organization; the organization of diasporic communities in the ancient Mediterranean; models for the structure of early Christian groups; and forms of sociability, status-displays, and the vocabularies of virtue. Multiple volumes, organized by geographical region.