The Resource Heavenly realms and earthly realities in late antique religions, edited by Raʻanan S. Boustan, Annette Yoshiko Reed

Heavenly realms and earthly realities in late antique religions, edited by Raʻanan S. Boustan, Annette Yoshiko Reed

Label
Heavenly realms and earthly realities in late antique religions
Title
Heavenly realms and earthly realities in late antique religions
Statement of responsibility
edited by Raʻanan S. Boustan, Annette Yoshiko Reed
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The idea of heaven held a special place in the late antique imagination, which was marked by a poignant sense of the relevance of otherworldly realities for earthly life. Such concerns can be found, not only in Judaism and Christianity, but also in the Greco-Roman religious, philosophical, scientific, and 'magical' traditions. Transcending social, regional and creedal boundaries, the preoccupation with heaven in Late Antiquity serves as a focus for an interdisciplinary approach to understanding this formative era in Western culture and history. Drawing upon the expertise of scholars of Classics, Ancient History, Jewish Studies, and Patristics, this volume explores the different functions of heavenly imagery in different texts and traditions in order to map the patterns of unity and diversity within the religious landscape of Late Antiquity
Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
202.309015
Index
index present
LC call number
BL540
LC item number
.H43 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Heavenly realms and earthly realities in late antique religions, edited by Raʻanan S. Boustan, Annette Yoshiko Reed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-322) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Heavenly ascent, angelic descent, and the transmission of knowledge in 1 Enoch 6-16
  • Annette Yoshiko Reed
  • 'Connecting Heaven and Earth': the function of the hymns in Revelation 4-5
  • Gottfried Schimanowski
  • Working overtime in afterlife, or, no rest for the virtuous
  • Sarah Iles Johnson
  • Earthly sacrifice and heavenly incense: the law of the priesthood in Aramaic Levi and Jubilees
  • Martha Himmelfarb
  • Who's on the throne? Revelation in the long year
  • John W. Marshall
  • Introduction:
  • The earthly monastery and the transformation of the heavenly city in late antique Egypt
  • Kirsti B. Copeland
  • Contextualizing heaven in third-century North Africa
  • Jan N. Bremmer
  • Bringing the heavenly academy down to earth: approaches to the imagery of divine pedagogy in the East-Syrian tradition
  • Adam H. Becker
  • Angels in the architecture: temple art and the poetics of praise in the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice
  • Ra'anan S. Bouston
  • The collapse of celestial and chthonic realms in a late antique 'Appollonian Invocation' (PGM I 262-347)
  • Christopher A. Faraone
  • 'In Heaven as it is on Earth'
  • In heaven as it is in hell: the cosmology of Seder Rabbah di-Bereshit
  • Peter Schäfer
  • The faces of the moon: cosmology, genesis and the Mithras Liturgy
  • Radcliffe G. Edmonds III
  • 'O Paradoxical Fusion!': Gregory of Nazianzus on baptism and cosmology (Orations 38-40)
  • Susanna Elm
  • Ra'anan S. Bouston,
  • Annette Yoshiko Reed
  • The bridge and the ladder: narrow passages in late antique visions
  • Fritz Graf
  • 'Heavenly Steps': Manilius 4.119-121 and its background
  • Katharina Volk
Control code
ocn560239554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 335 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511497889
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21998838
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)560239554
  • pebcs0511211759

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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