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The Resource Legible religion : books, gods, and rituals in Roman culture, Duncan MacRae

Legible religion : books, gods, and rituals in Roman culture, Duncan MacRae

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Legible religion : books, gods, and rituals in Roman culture
Title
Legible religion
Title remainder
books, gods, and rituals in Roman culture
Statement of responsibility
Duncan MacRae
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What was the significance of books in a religion without a sacred text? From the beginning of critical study of religion, the presence of Scripture - sacred and authoritative texts - has divided a few privileged Religions of the Book from other religions, including Roman religion, that lack such books. Arguing that we should look beyond this distinction, Legible Religion examines the role of books in Roman religious culture. In order to get at the question of the place of books in religion, the study includes an extended comparison between Roman books on their religion and the Mishnah, an early Rabbinic compilation of Jewish practice and law, to highlight how non-Scriptural texts can play an important part in the demarcation of religious systems."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacRae, Duncan
Index
index present
LC call number
BL803
LC item number
.M33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rome
  • Sacred books
  • Gods, Roman, in literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Gods, Roman, in literature
  • Religion
  • Religion and literature
  • Sacred books
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Leseverhalten
  • Literatur
  • Literaturproduktion
  • Religiöses Leben
  • Religion
  • Rezeption
  • Römisches Reich
Label
Legible religion : books, gods, and rituals in Roman culture, Duncan MacRae
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The books of Numa -- Part I: Writing Roman religion -- Gods and humans in Rome and its empire -- Writing Roman religion -- Letters of the republic -- Part II: Comparison -- Rabbis and Romans -- Part III: Reading Roman religion -- Emperor as reader -- Paper pagans -- Conclusion: Beyond scripture and literature
Control code
922034553
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780674088719
Lccn
2015034386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780674088719
System control number
(OCoLC)922034553
Label
Legible religion : books, gods, and rituals in Roman culture, Duncan MacRae
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The books of Numa -- Part I: Writing Roman religion -- Gods and humans in Rome and its empire -- Writing Roman religion -- Letters of the republic -- Part II: Comparison -- Rabbis and Romans -- Part III: Reading Roman religion -- Emperor as reader -- Paper pagans -- Conclusion: Beyond scripture and literature
Control code
922034553
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780674088719
Lccn
2015034386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780674088719
System control number
(OCoLC)922034553

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