Imagine No Religion Paperback

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 9780823271207.

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Details for Imagine No Religion

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherFordham University Press (August 2016)
Number of Pages304
Thickness23 mm
Height251 mm
Width175 mm
Product Code4451210
Page last updated 20th November 2016
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