Lived Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World [electronic resource] : Approaching Religious Transformations from Archaeology, History and Classics / Jörg Rüpke, Valentino Gasparini, Maik Patzelt, Rubina Raja, Anna-Katharina Rieger, Emiliano Urciuoli
- Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 
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- 1 online resource (VIII, 597 p.)
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- Kim Harkins, Angela, Rieger, Anna-Katharina, Borg, Barbara E., Degelmann, Christopher, Boin, Douglas, Urciuoli, Emiliano Rubens, Rubens Urciuoli, Emiliano, Graham, Emma-Jayne, Gasparini, Valentino, Petridou, Georgia, Hunter-Crawley, Heather, Rutherford, Ian, Salvo, Irene, Rüpke, Jörg, Berthelot, Katell, Bracht, Katharina, Arcari, Luca, Patzelt, Maik, Dell'Isola, Maria, Denzey Lewis, Nicola, Belayche, Nicole, Wischmeyer, Oda, Raja, Rubina, Gordon, Richard L., Urciuoli, Emiliano, and European Research Council (ERC)
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- In English.
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- Frontmatter -- Contents -- Pursuing lived ancient religion -- Section 1: Experiencing the religious -- Introduction to Section 1 -- (Re-)modelling religious experience: some experiments with hymnic form in the imperial period -- Looking at the Shepherd of Hermas through the experience of lived religion -- "They are not the words of a rational man": ecstatic prophecy in Montanism -- Kyrios and despotes: addresses to deities and religious experiences -- About servants and flagellants: Seneca's Capitol description and the variety of 'ordinary' religious experience at Rome -- The experience of pilgrimage in the Roman Empire: communitas, paideiā, and piety-signaling -- Experiencing curses: neurobehavioral traits of ritual and spatiality in the Roman Empire -- Ego-documents on religious experiences in Paul's Letters: 2 Corinthians 12 and related texts -- Section 2: A "thing" called body: expressing religion bodily -- Introduction to Section 2 -- Hand in hand: rethinking anatomical votives as material things -- The "lived" body in pain: illness and initiation in Lucian's Podagra and Aelius Aristides' Hieroi Logoi -- Divinity refracted: extended agency and the cult of Symeon Stylites the Elder -- Food for the body, the body as food: Roman martyrs and the paradox of consumption -- Section 3: Lived places: from individual appropriation of space to locational group-styles -- Introduction to Section 3 -- Renewing the past: Rufinus' appropriation of the sacred site of Panóias (Vila Real, Portugal) -- This god is your god, this god is my god: local identities at sacralized places in Roman Syria -- Come and dine with us: invitations to ritual dining as part of social strategies in sacred spaces in Palmyra -- Does religion matter? Life, death, and interaction in the Roman suburbium -- Section 4: Switching the code: meaning-making beyond established religious frameworks -- Introduction to Section 4 -- Symbolic mourning -- P.Oxy. 1.5 and the Codex Sangermanensis as "visionary living texts": visionary habitus and processes of "textualization" and/or "scripturalization" in Late Antiquity -- To convert or not to convert: the appropriation of Jewish rituals, customs and beliefs by non-Jews -- Emperor Julian, an appropriated word, and a different view of 4th-century "lived religion" -- The appropriation of the book of Jonah in 4th century Christianity by Theodore of Mopsuestia and Jerome of Stridon -- Weapons of the (Christian) weak: pedagogy of trickery in Early Christian texts -- Biographical Notes -- Index
- The Lived Ancient Religion project has radically changed perspectives on ancient religions and their supposedly personal or public character. This volume applies and further develops these methodological tools, new perspectives and new questions. The religious transformations of the Roman Imperial period appear in new light and more nuances by comparative confrontation and the integration of many disciplines. The contributions are written by specialists from a variety of disciplinary contexts (Jewish Studies, Theology, Classics, Early Christian Studies) dealing with the history of religion of the Mediterranean, West-Asian, and European area from the (late) Hellenistic period to the (early) Middle Ages and shaped by their intensive exchange. From the point of view of their respective fields of research, the contributors engage with discourses on agency, embodiment, appropriation and experience. They present innovative research in four fields also of theoretical debate, which are "Experiencing the Religious", "Switching the Code", "A Thing Called Body" and "Commemorating the Moment".
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