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Title Religious rivalries and the struggle for success in Sardis and Smyrna / Richard S. Ascough, editor
Published Waterloo, Ont. : Published for the Canadian Corp. for Studies in Religion/Corporation canadienne des Sciences religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 355 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Studies in Christianity and Judaism/Études sur le christianisme et le judaïsme ; 14
Studies in Christianity and Judaism ; 15
Contents Interaction among religious groups in Sardis and Smyrna / Richard S. Ascough -- Jewish communities in Sardis and Smyrna / Lloyd Gaston -- Christian communities in Sardis and Smyrna / Dietmar Neufeld -- Greco-Roman religions in Sardis and Smyrna / Richard S. Ascough -- Spheres of contention, claims of pre-eminence: rivalries among associations in Sardis and Smyrna / Philip A. Harland -- Some astrological motifs in the book of Revelation / Tim Hegedus -- The patriarchs and the zodiac: Revelation 12 / John W. Marshall -- Was Roma the Scarlet Harlot? The worship of the goddess Roma in Sardis and Smyrna / James Knight -- "Caring for all the weak": polytheist and Christian charity in Sardis and Smyrna / Steven C. Muir -- Martyrdom: in accordance with the gospel / Wayne O. McCready -- Among Gentiles, Jews, and Christians: formation of Christian identity in Melito of Sardis / Reidar Aasgaard -- Acquaintances, supporters, and competitors: evidence of inter-connectedness and rivalry among the religious groups in Sardis / Keir E. Hammer and Michele Murray -- Down the road from Sardis: adaptive religious structures and religious interaction in the ancient city of Priene / Michele Murray -- Urbanization in the Roman east and the inter-religious struggle for success / Jack N. Lightstone -- Religious coexistence, co-operation, competition, and conflict in Sardis and Smyrna / Richard S. Ascough
Summary This volume, one in a series of books examining religious rivalries, focuses in detail on the religious dimension of life in two particular Roman cities: Sardis and Smyrna. The essays explore the relationships and rivalries among Jews, Christians, and various Greco-Roman religious groups from the second century bce to the fourth century ce. The thirteen contributors, including seasoned scholars and promising newcomers, bring fresh perspectives on religious life in antiquity. They draw upon a wide range of archaeological, epigraphic, and literary data to investigate the complex web of relati
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-336) and index
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Subject Sardis (Extinct city) -- Religion.
İzmir (Turkey) -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
Author Ascough, Richard S.
Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion.
ISBN 0889204721 (paperback)
1417599731 (electronic bk.)
9780889204720 (paperback)
9781417599738 (electronic bk.)