Reconceptualising Conversion Hardback

Patronage, Loyalty, and Conversion in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean

by Zeba A. Crook

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Reconceptualising Conversion

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Combining classical, epigraphical, and biblical sources with social-scientific methodology, this monograph questions the way in which modern scholarship has tended to discuss ancient conversion. The author challenges long-held assumptions of psychological continuity between ancient and modern people, and offers in place of these assumptions a model founded on the categories the ancients used themselves. Graeco-Roman and Mediterranean religions and philosophies, including Hellenistic Judaism and Christianity, framed their religion in the language of patronage / benefaction and loyalty, and thus an understanding of ancient conversion must start there.

Reconceptualising Conversion by Zeba A. Crook was published by Walter de Gruyter& Co in August 2004 and is our 56626th best seller. The ISBN for Reconceptualising Conversion is 9783110182651.

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Details for Reconceptualising Conversion

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherWalter de Gruyter& Co (August 2004)
Number of Pages310
Thickness22 mm
Height236 mm
Width165 mm
Product Code1188856
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