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Travel and Religion in Antiquity (Hardcover)

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Travel and Religion in Antiquity considers the importance of issues relating to travel for our understanding of religious and cultural life among Jews, Christians, and others in the ancient world, particularly during the Hellenistic and Roman eras. The volume is organized around five overlapping areas where religion and travel intersect: travel related to honouring deities, including travel to festivals, oracles, and healing sanctuaries; travel to communicate the efficacy of a god or the superiority of a way of life, including the diffusion of cults or movements; travel to explore and encounter foreign peoples or cultures, including descriptions of these cultures in ancient ethnographic materials; migration; and travel to engage in an occupation or vocation.

With interdisciplinary contributions that cover a range of literary, epigraphic, and archeological materials, the volume sheds light on the importance of movement in connection with religious life among Greeks, Romans, Nabateans, and others, including Judeans and followers of Jesus.

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Publisher Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9781554582228
SKU 213831900
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1554582229
Release Date 7/1/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0306
Publisher Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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