The Individual in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean

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  • Copyright: 2013-09-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

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

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
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

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