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Ancient Jewish Social Relations  

Seth Schwartz

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the social history of the Jews. It determines the extent Jewish communities possessed an inner-Jewish social structure and looks at the social ties that existed ... More

Christian Society  

Adam H. Becker

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the Christian society in the early Roman Empire. It shows how the Christians and Christian community were simultaneously added into and alienated from the broader ... More

Christianity  

Hagith Sivan

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
A man by the name of Jesus (Yeshu), from the obscure region of the Galilee, clashed with the Jewish establishment in Judaean Jerusalem and was dispatched to his death on the orders of the ... More

Early Islam as a Late Antique Religion  

Robert Hoyland

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
This article explores the characteristics of early Islam in Late Antiquity. Two approaches have emerged to conceptualize the rise and formation of Islam—either as a child of Late ... More

Episcopal Leadership  

David M. Gwynn

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
This article explores the various roles bishops played in Late Antiquity and the debates over the nature and functions of episcopal leadership. Much of the evidence is drawn from the great ... More

From Nisibis to Xi’an: The Church of the East in Late Antique Eurasia  

Joel Walker

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
This article details how Christians gained a recognized position in the imperial order of the Sasanian world. The discussion covers the names and historiography of the Church of the East; ... More

Graeco-Roman Cultic Societies  

John Scheid

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article examines the Graeco-Roman cultic societies, which were described as being highly fragmented and highly regionalized. It first looks at the hierarchy of the different religious ... More

Magicians and Astrologers  

James B. Rives

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on astrologers and magicians in Roman society, who both provided specialized skills and services that gave them a considerable degree of social power and popularity. ... More

Paganism and Christianization  

Jaclyn Maxwell

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses the history of religion in Late Antiquity. It provides an overview of the problem of religious conflict and coercion, but also focuses on the transformation of ... More

Pictorial Paideia: Children in the Synagogue  

Hagith Sivan

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
Against the background of the centrality of a text-oriented society and the crucial role of the Hebrew Bible in shaping Jewish childhood in antiquity, this chapter considers the role of ... More

Plutarch: Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics  

Fred Brenk

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter describes Plutarch’s role as a Middle Platonist in the Second Sophistic. In philosophy he holds a literal interpretation of the Timaeus and often opposes the Stoics and ... More

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