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Dialectics of secularization : on reason and religion
The Religious Context of Early Christianity: A Guide to Graeco-Roman Religions
This is a comprehensive guide to the world of religion in the Graeco-Roman environment of early Christianity. The volume paints a carefully nuanced portrait of the Christians'' religious context'
When Children Became People: The Birth of Childhood in Early Christianity
Bakke paints a fascinating picture of children's first real emergence as people against a backdrop of the ancient world. Using theological and social history research, Bakke compares Greco-Roman and… Expand
Magic and Paganism in Early Christianity: The World of the Acts of the Apostles
Part 1 Establishing the foundations (Acts 1-2): prologue and missionary programme (Acts 1:1-14) the Pentecost event and its consequences (Acts 2:1-47). Part 2 The evangelist Philip (Acts 8): in… Expand
Violence as Worship: Religious Wars in the Age of Globalization
Today's religious violence challenges our understanding of religion. Do we need special notions such as 'cult' and 'fundamentalism' to come to terms with it? Does monotheism, with its claim to… Expand
The Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles: An Introduction
A great deal has happened in recent decades in the study of the Apocryphal Acts, and the field of apocryphal literature is incredibly broad. A reader looking for a current, general, and concise… Expand