Imagine No Religion Hardback

How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities

by Carlin A. Barton; Daniel Boyarin;


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Imagine No Religion

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What do we fail to see when we force other, earlier cultures into the Procrustean bed of concepts that organize our contemporary world? In Imagine No Religion, Carlin A. Barton and Daniel Boyarin map the myriad meanings of the Latin and Greek words religio and threskeia, frequently and reductively mistranslated as "religion," in order to explore the manifold nuances of their uses within ancient Roman and Greek societies. In doing so, they reveal how we can conceptualize anew and speak of these cultures without invoking the anachronistic concept of religion. From Plautus to Tertullian, Herodotus to Josephus, Imagine No Religion illuminates cultural complexities otherwise obscured by our modern-day categories.

Imagine No Religion by Carlin A. Barton; Daniel Boyarin was published by Fordham University Press in August 2016. The ISBN for Imagine No Religion is 9780823271191.

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Page last updated 20th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherFordham University Press (August 2016)
Weight748g
Number of Pages304
Thickness25 mm
Height257 mm
Width173 mm
ISBN9780823271191
ISBN-100823271196
Product Code4451209
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