Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion

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  1. Writing and Holiness
    Drawing on comparative literature, ritual and performance studies, and the history of asceticism, Derek Krueger explores how early Christian writers came to view writing as salvific, as worship through the production of art.... Learn More
    Published: 23rd March 2011
    Paperback | £24.99
  2. Muhammad Is Not the Father of Any of Your Men
    David Powers claims that the need for Muhammad to be the "seal of all prophets," combined with the fact that Muhammad apparently had an adopted son, Zayd, created a situation that drove early transmitters of the Qur'an to introduce... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2011
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  3. Specters of Paul
    Benjamin H. Dunning explores the variety of approaches to sexual difference in second- and third-century Christian thought with particular attention to the ways in which the legacy of the apostle Paul fueled, shaped, and also... Learn More
    Published: 7th March 2011
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  4. Narrating the Law
    Narrating the Law: A Poetics of Talmudic Legal Stories creates a new theoretical framework for considering the relationship between law and narrative, models a new method of studying Talmudic law, and fills out the picture of... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2011
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  5. Augustine's Manichaean Dilemma, Volume 1
    Jason David BeDuhn reconstructs Augustine's decade-long adherence to Manichaeism, apostasy from it, and subsequent conversion to Nicene Christianity.... Learn More
    Published: 25th November 2009
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  6. Conceiving Israel
    Kessler shows how the rabbis of the third through sixth centuries turned to non-Jewish writings on embryology and procreation to explicate the biblical insistence on the primacy of God's role in procreation at the expense of the... Learn More
    Published: 23rd September 2009
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  7. Aliens and Sojourners
    Why did early Christians claim their "otherness" as resident aliens, strangers, and sojourners so vocally? Aliens and Sojourners explores the markedly different ways that Christians used the rhetoric of their own marginality in... Learn More
    Published: 14th July 2009
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  8. Christianity, Empire, and the Making of Religion in Late Antiquity
    In Christianity, Empire, and the Making of Religion in Late Antiquity, Jeremy M. Schott examines the ways in which conflicts between Christian and pagan intellectuals over religious, ethnic, and cultural identity contributed to... Learn More
    Published: 26th August 2008
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  9. Punishment and Freedom
    Punishment and Freedom offers a fresh look at classical rabbinic texts about criminal law from the perspective of legal and moral philosophy, arguing that the Rabbis constructed an extreme positivist view of law that is based... Learn More
    Published: 10th June 2008
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  10. Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World
    Between the years 350 and 500 a large body of Latin artes grammaticae emerged, educational texts outlining the study of Latin grammar and attempting a systematic discussion of correct Latin usage. These texts—the most complete... Learn More
    Published: 21st November 2007
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  11. Saving Shame
    Virginia Burrus explores one of the strongest and most disturbing aspects of the Christian tradition, its excessive preoccupation with shame. While Christianity has frequently been implicated in the conversion of ancient Mediterranean... Learn More
    Published: 31st October 2007
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  12. The Sex Lives of Saints
    Virginia Burrus argues that the early accounts of the lives of saints are not anti-erotic but rather convey a sublimely transgressive "counter-eroticism" that resists the marital, procreative ethic of sexuality found in other... Learn More
    Published: 29th October 2007
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  13. Monastic Bodies
    An in-depth examination of the asceticism practiced at the White Monastery in Upper Egypt in the fifth century, using diverse sources, including monastic rules, theological treatises, sermons, letters, and material culture.... Learn More
    Published: 3rd April 2007
    Hardback | £64.00
  14. Border Lines
    "Encourages us to see historic Christianity as but one expression of a universalistic potential in Jewish monotheism. . . . In a fruitful career not yet nearly over, Border Lines, the culmination of many years of work, may well... Learn More
    Published: 14th June 2004
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  15. Fear of God and the Beginning of Wisdom
    Since the period dealt with is a time of transition from the ancient to Medieval world, it is particularly helpful to have a book that shows how these two worlds were intimately linked from a cultural point of view prior to the... Learn More
    Published: 28th June 2006
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  16. Kissing Christians
    Kissing was one of the most widely practiced early Christian rituals. Kissing Christians presents the first comprehensive study of how ancient controversies concerning this rite became part of larger debates regarding the internal... Learn More
    Published: 26th September 2005
    Hardback | £52.00
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