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Rome and Religion: A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue on the Imperial Cult
Brodd, Jeffrey and Jonathan L. Reed, editors

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011 pp. xiv + 261. $37.95

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Writings from the Greco-Roman World Supplements Series, 5

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Description: This book presents an up-to-date discussion of the Roman imperial cult (the divinization of the emperor) and its general importance in early Christianity and ancient Mediterranean religions. It features opening and closing essays by Karl Galinsky, a foremost authority on Roman history and culture. Thirteen other essays explore related aspects and draw on a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives, including theory, method, archaeology, epigraphy, and art. The authors are classicists, biblical and religious scholars, historians, and archaeologists, with expertise in various cultural milieus. Reflecting this spectrum of backgrounds and interests, the book addresses issues and phenomena covering a broad expanse of subjects, locations, and methodological concerns.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period

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Review by John Kloppenborg
Published 8/1/2012
Citation: John Kloppenborg, review of Jeffrey Brodd and Jonathan L. Reed, eds., Rome and Religion: A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue on the Imperial Cult, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


Review by Edmund Cueva
Published 2/22/2013
Citation: Edmund Cueva, review of Jeffrey Brodd and Jonathan L. Reed, eds., Rome and Religion: A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue on the Imperial Cult, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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