Travel and Religion in Antiquity Hardback

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Travel and Religion in Antiquity

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This book 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 organised 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 archaeological 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.

Travel and Religion in Antiquity was published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in March 2011. The ISBN for Travel and Religion in Antiquity is 9781554582228.

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Details for Travel and Religion in Antiquity

Book FormatHardback
PublisherWilfrid Laurier University Press (March 2011)
Number of Pages306
Thickness24 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code3128303
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