Myths, Martyrs, and Modernity

Studies in the History of Religions in Honour of Jan N. Bremmer
Brill (Verlag)
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All those interested in the history of religions, especially Greek and Roman religion and early Christianity, but also religion in Modernity, as well as classicists, biblical scholars, and anthropologists and historians of religion.
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Jitse H.F. Dijkstra, PhD (2005) in Religious Studies, University of Groningen, is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Ottawa. His principal interest is the religious transformation of Late Antiquity, in particular in its Egyptian context.

Justin E.A. Kroesen, PhD (2003) in Religious Studies, University of Groningen, is Associate Professor of Christian Architecture and Iconography at the University of Groningen. He specialises in the architecture and furnishings of churches in the late Middle Ages and early modern period.

Yme B. Kuiper, PhD (1993) in History, University of Groningen, is Professor of Anthropology of Religion and Historical Anthropology at the University of Groningen. His main expertise is the history and anthropology of elites.

List of Illustrations. ix
List of Contributors and Editors. xiii
List of Abbreviations. xix
Introduction. xxiii
Acknowledgments. xxxvii
Bibliography of Jan N. Bremmer (1969-2009). xxxix

PART ONE: Greek and Roman Religion

The Calydonian Boar. 3
Lesbian Sappho Revisited. 13
André Lardinois
The Significance (or Insignificance) of Blackness in Mythological
Names. 31
Richard Buxton
The Creativity of Disaster. 43
Sarah Iles Johnston
Untimely Death for the Young Girl: Etiological Foundations and
Initiation Practices in Classical Athens. 59
Claude Calame
The So-Called Envy of theGods: Revisiting a Dogma of Ancient
Greek Religion. 75
Lautaro Roig Lanzilotta
Earthquakes and the Gods: Reflections on Graeco-Roman
Responses to Catastrophic Events. 95
Fritz Graf
Oracles and Greek Mentalities:The Mantic Confirmation of
Mantic Revelations. 115
Pierre Bonnechere
Pharaian Kledomancy. 135
Kenneth Lapatin
A Socratic Leaf Charm for Headache (Charmides 155b-157c),
Orphic Gold Leaves, and the Ancient Greek Tradition of Leaf
Amulets. 145
Christopher A. Faraone
Callimachus' Sacrifice to Apollo (Fragment 1.21-24). 167
Ruurd R. Nauta
Women's Affairs? On a Group of Attic Votive Reliefs with Unusual
Decoration. 179
Anja Klöckner
New Problems in Athenian Religion:The 'Sacred Law' from Aixone 193
Robert Parker
Contracting Caterers on Keos. 209
Peter van Minnen
Mnasistratos, the 'Hierophant' at Andania (IG 5.1.1390 and Syll. 735). 219
Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge
Pictures froman Execution. 237
Nicholas Horsfall
Magian Lessons in Natural History: Unique Animals in
Graeco-Roman NaturalMagic. 249
Richard Gordon
Pliny:The Piety of a Persecutor. 271
Walter Ameling
Religio versus Religion. 301
Giovanni Casadio

PART TWO: Judaism and Early Christianity

Scribal Practices in the Aramaic Literary Texts fromQumran. 329
Florentino García Martínez
The Greatest Translation of All Time:The Cultural Importance of
the Septuagint. 343
Jack Miles
The Reception of Daniel 3 and 6 and the Maccabean Martyrdoms
in Hebrews 11:33-38. 359
Jan Willem van Henten
Without God: Some Notes on a Greek Expression. 379
PieterW. van der Horst
Is Early Christianity a Religion or a Philosophy? Reflections on
the Importance of 'Knowledge' and 'Truth' in the Letters of Paul
and Peter. 393
George H. van Kooten
Rationales for the Adoption of Christianity. 409
Ken Dowden
Rewriting and Textual Fluidity in Antiquity: Exploring the
Socio-cultural and Psychological Context of Earliest Christian
Literacy. 425
István Czachesz
Thomas in Edessa? Another Look at the Original Setting of the
Gospel ofThomas. 443
Pierluigi Piovanelli
Orphics and Gnostics. 463
Recognizing Demons. 475
Jan den Boeft
Alternative Uses of Garments in the Graeco-RomanWorld. 487
Ton Hilhorst
Athens or Jerusalem? From Eschatological Hopes to Cultural
Memory. 501
Guy G. Stroumsa

PART THREE: History of Religion and Modernity

The Gospel of Kaundinya:The Descent of God in Gujarat and the
Practice of Imitating God. 517
Hans Bakker
From Alien to Familiar: Christ in Language and Law of Medieval
Frisia. 531
Rolf H. Bremmer Jr
The Platonic Frenzies inMarsilio Ficino. 553
Wouter J. Hanegraaff
LivingWell and Living On:Martyrdom and the Imago Vitae in the
EarlyModern Age. 569
Christoph Auffarth
Religious Knowledge and the Origins ofModernity. 593
Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, andWijnand Mijnhardt
Si Vis Me Flere. On Preachers, Passions and Pathos in
Eighteenth-Century Europe. 609
Herman Roodenburg
On Monte Verità: Myth and Modernity in the Lebensreform
Movement. 629
Yme Kuiper
For the Sake of the Community: Two Scripts of Martyrdom
Operations amongMuslims. 651
Hans G. Kippenberg
Rewriting the Book of Nature: Kabbalah and the Metaphors of
Contemporary Life-Sciences. 671
Kocku von Stuckrad

Index of Names. 687
Classicists will particularly enjoy this book, not only because half of the volume (19 studies) is dedicated to specific Greek and Roman topics, but also because most of the studies of the two other sections (12 on Judaism and Christianity, and 9 on religion in modernity) touch on general subjects and present a panorama of their topic intended to inform the non-expert reader. - Miguel Herrero de Jauregui, Universidad Complutense de Madrid in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2011.02.30

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