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Religions and Education in Antiquity: Studies in Honour of Michel Desjardins
Damm, Alex, editor

Leiden: Brill, 2019 pp. xviii + 243. $138.00

Series Information
Numen Book Series, 160

Description: Religions and Education in Antiquity gathers ten essays on teaching and learning in the contexts of ancient Western religions, including Judaism, early Christianity and Gnostic Christian traditions. Beginning with an overview of religious education in the ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean worlds, editor Alex Damm and the contributors together demonstrate the mutual influence of religion and education on each other; the relevance of educational traditions in addressing (for instance) historical or exegetical issues; and the thoroughgoing importance of education to religious life across time and space in antiquity. Highly useful to scholars of religion, theology, classics and education, this volume affords a state of the art study on pedagogy and learning in ancient religious contexts. Contributors include William Arnal, Alex Damm, John Horman, Michel Kaler, Jack N. Lightstone, Wayne O. McCready, John L. McLaughlin, Joseph A. Novak, and Mona Tokarek LaFosse.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, New Testament Apocrypha, Greco-Roman Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, History of Religions, Social-Scientific Approaches

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Review by Allison L. Gray
Published 4/3/2020
Citation: Allison L. Gray, review of Alex Damm, ed., Religions and Education in Antiquity: Studies in Honour of Michel Desjardins, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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