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Jorg Rüpke is Fellow in Religious Studies at the Max Weber Centre, University of Erfurt, and Director of the DFG-Research Group 'Religious Individualization in Historical Perspective'. He also an honorary Professor at Aarhus University.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Individualization as a concept for historical research, Jorg Rupke Historical change 2. Individualization as an historical trend in the religion of Phoenician cities in Hellenistic timesa, Corinne Bonnet 3. Disguising religious change in first-century Rome, John North 4. Cities, gods, and empire, Clifford Ando Individual and society 5. Individual and Common Cult: Epigraphical Reflections, Fritz Graf 6. Ritual and the individual in Roman religion, Greg Woolf Experiences and choices 7. Religious anthropology of high magical practice in the Empire, Richard Gordon 8. The cult of the saints in Late Antiquity as a privileged locus for religious individualization, Johan Leemans Conceptualizing religious experience 9. Dimensions of Individuality in Ancient Mystery Cults: Religious Practice and Philosophical Discourse, Katharina Waldner 10. Superior beings of a new shape for mediation between faithful and their gods in imperial Anatolia?, Nicole Belayche Agency 11. Marc's Gospel and the Pre-History of Individuation, Ian Henderson 12. Text, Prophesy, and the Individual in Hellenistic Judaism: Texts from Philo and Josephus, Tessa Rajak 13. Fighting for Difference: Forms and Limits of Religious Individualization in the "Shepherd of Hermas", Jorg Rupke 14. Literature as preparation for martyrdom, Karen King Master and Disciple 15. Religio mentis: Hermetic process of individualization, Giulia Sfameni Gasparro 16. The Discourse of Revelation as source for the Gnostic process of individualization, Giovanni Filoramo Beyond the empirical individual 17. Cicero and Seneca on the fate of the soul: Private feelings and philosophical doctrines, Aldo Setaioli 18. The ritualization of the body in Roman Judaism: Individualization with a difference, Charlotte Fonrobert Index