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Corinth in Context : Comparative Studies on Religion and Society - Steven J. Friesen

Corinth in Context

Comparative Studies on Religion and Society

By: Steven J. Friesen (Editor), Daniel N. Schowalter (Editor), James Walters (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th August 2010
ISBN: 9789004181977
Number Of Pages: 518

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This volume is the product of an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Texas at Austin. Specialists in the study of inscriptions, architecture, sculpture, coins, tombs, pottery, and texts collaborate to produce new portraits of religion and society in the ancient city of Corinth. The studies focus on groups like the early Roman colonists, the Augustales (priests of Augustus), or the Pauline house churches; on specific cults such as those of Asklepios, Demeter, or the Sacred Spring; on media (e.g., coins, or burial inscriptions); or on the monuments and populations of nearby Kenchreai or Isthmia. The result is a deeper understanding of the religious life of Corinth, contextualized within the socially stratified cultures of the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

...this is a very valuable collection... Peter Oakes, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 33 (5)

...this volume collects a rich assortment of thoughtful, stimulating and often innovative contributions to the contextual study of religion and society in ancient Corinth. All Corinthian scholars will find material of interest here. Amelia R. Brown, University of Queensland, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2014.08.49

'This volume is highly valuable precisely because it brings archaeology and the study of ancient societies and religions (including Christianity) together, such that the extensive and up-to-date archaeological work can inform (and correct)-and hopefully be informed by-the work undertaken in other fields. It is also notable that a number of chapters make sophisticated use of theoretical resources regarding hybridity, identity, cultural complexity, and so on. [...] Overall, this is a diverse, wide-ranging volume offering a number of important and stimulating studies that scholars will need to consult and take into account. It is richly illustrated and generally well presented. David G. Horrell, University of Exeter, Journal of Theological Studies', October 2013

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
List of Abbreviationsp. xix
List of Contributorsp. xxv
Introduction: Context, Comparisonp. 1
Imperials: Greek & Roman
The Social and Ethnic Origins of the Colonists in Early Roman Corinthp. 13
Asklepios in Greek and Roman Corinthp. 37
The Emperor in a Roman Town: the Base of the Augustales in the Forum at Corinthp. 67
Greek Heritage in Roman Corinth and Ephesos: Hybrid Identities and Strategies of Display in the Material Record of Traditional Mediterranean Religionsp. 117
Social Strata
Image and Cult: The Coinage of Roman Corinthp. 151
Ceres, Kó, and Cultural Complexity: Divine Personality Definitions and Human Worshippers in Roman Corinthp. 199
The Wrong Erastus: Ideology, Archaeology, and Exegesisp. 231
Where Have all the Names Gone? The Christian Community in Corinth in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine Erasp. 257
Appendix: The Corinthian Censusp. 297
Local Religion
Seeking Shelter in Roman Corinth: Archaeology and the Placement of Paul's Communitiesp. 327
Paul and the Politics of Meals in Roman Corinthp. 343
The Sacred Spring: Landscape and Traditionsp. 365
Religion and Society at Roman Kenchreaip. 391
Religion and Society in the Roman Eastern Corinthiap. 433
Bibliographyp. 477
Indexp. 511
Mapsp. 515
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ISBN: 9789004181977
ISBN-10: 9004181970
Series: Novum Testamentum, Supplements
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 518
Published: 30th August 2010
Publisher: Brill
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.96