Religious Competition in the Greco-Roman World
DesRosiers, Nathaniel P. and Lily C. Vuong, editors
Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016 pp. xviii + 325. $44.95
Writings from the Greco-Roman World Supplements, 10
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Description: Scholars in the fields of late antique Christianity, neoplatonism, New Testament, art history, and rabbinics examine issues related to authority, identity, and change in religious and philosophical traditions of late antiquity. The specific focus of the volume is the examination of cultural producers and their particular viewpoints and agendas in an attempt to shed new light on the religious thinkers, texts, and material remains of late antiquity. The essays explore the major creative movements of the era, examining the strategies used to develop and designate orthodoxies and orthopraxies. This collection of essays reinterprets dialogues between individuals and groups, illuminating the mutual competition and influence among these ancient thinkers and communities.
Subjects: Greco-Roman Literature, Literature, Methods, Social-Scientific Approaches, Sociology
Review by Evgenia Moiseeva
Citation: Evgenia Moiseeva, review of Nathaniel P. DesRosiers and Lily C. Vuong, eds., Religious Competition in the Greco-Roman World, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
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