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By Jörg Rüpke,David M. B. Richardson

From one of many world's top experts at the topic, an leading edge and entire account of faith within the historic Roman and Mediterranean world

In this bold and authoritative publication, Jörg Rüpke offers a accomplished and strikingly unique narrative heritage of historic Roman and Mediterranean faith over greater than a millennium—from the past due Bronze Age in the course of the Roman imperial interval and as much as full-fledged Christianization. whereas concentrated totally on the town of Rome, Pantheon totally integrates the various spiritual traditions present in the Mediterranean international, together with Judaism and Christianity. This generously illustrated publication is additionally extraordinary by means of its exact emphasis on “lived religion,” a point of view that stresses how participants’ studies and practices remodel faith into anything diverse from its reliable shape. the result's a significantly new photo of either Roman faith and a very important interval in Western religion—one that inspired Judaism, Christianity, Islam, or even the trendy inspiration of “religion” itself.

Drawing on an enormous diversity of literary and archaeological facts, Pantheon exhibits how Roman faith formed and used to be formed via its altering old contexts from the 9th century BCE to the fourth century CE. simply because faith was once now not a different sphere within the Roman global, the booklet treats faith as inseparable from advancements in political, social, monetary, and cultural lifestyles. The narrative emphasizes the variety of Roman faith, deals a brand new view of principal strategies corresponding to “temple,” “altar,” and “votive,” reassesses the gendering of non secular practices, and lots more and plenty extra. all through, Pantheon draws at the insights of recent non secular stories, yet with no “modernizing” historic religion.

With its unparalleled scope and leading edge procedure, Pantheon is anunparalleled account of old Roman and Mediterranean religion.

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