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The Resource Death, burial, and rebirth in the religions of antiquity, Jon Davies

Death, burial, and rebirth in the religions of antiquity, Jon Davies

Label
Death, burial, and rebirth in the religions of antiquity
Title
Death, burial, and rebirth in the religions of antiquity
Statement of responsibility
Jon Davies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on the sociological theory of Max Weber, this volume charts the significance of death to the emerging religious cults in the pre-Christian and early Christian world
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Jon
Dewey number
291.2/3/093
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1420 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
BL504
LC item number
.D295 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
BL 504
NLM item number
D295 1999
Series statement
Religion in the first Christian centuries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ancient
  • Future life
  • Middle East
  • Rome
Label
Death, burial, and rebirth in the religions of antiquity, Jon Davies
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Death in the Ancient Near East. 1. Osiris and Isis: The life-theology of Ancient Egypt. 2. Zoroaster, Ahura Mazda and Ahriman. 3. Canaanites and Mesopotamians. 4. Mere texts or living realities? The possible influence of the older thanatologies on Judaism and Christianity -- pt. II. From caves and rock-cut tombs to Judaism. 5. The general archaeology of the Ancient Near East. 6. Judaism: Towards the common era. 7. Burying the Jewish dead. 8. Good luck with your resurrection! Opening the heavens and raising the dead -- pt. III. Romans and Greeks: A theodicy of good fortune? 9. Roman and Greek philosophies of death. 10. Roman religion and Roman funerals. 11. Ovid's 'ever-varying forms': Greek mythologies, sarcophagi and the boundaries of mortality. 12. Ovid's 'bonds of love and duty': Funerals, epitaphs, orations and death in the arena -- pt. IV. Christians, martyrs, soldiers, saints. 13. Christian burial. 14. The nature of martyrdom
Control code
ocm40359355
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 246 pages
Governing access note
Online version licensed for access by U. of T. users
Isbn
9780415129916
Lccn
98049845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)40359355
Label
Death, burial, and rebirth in the religions of antiquity, Jon Davies
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Death in the Ancient Near East. 1. Osiris and Isis: The life-theology of Ancient Egypt. 2. Zoroaster, Ahura Mazda and Ahriman. 3. Canaanites and Mesopotamians. 4. Mere texts or living realities? The possible influence of the older thanatologies on Judaism and Christianity -- pt. II. From caves and rock-cut tombs to Judaism. 5. The general archaeology of the Ancient Near East. 6. Judaism: Towards the common era. 7. Burying the Jewish dead. 8. Good luck with your resurrection! Opening the heavens and raising the dead -- pt. III. Romans and Greeks: A theodicy of good fortune? 9. Roman and Greek philosophies of death. 10. Roman religion and Roman funerals. 11. Ovid's 'ever-varying forms': Greek mythologies, sarcophagi and the boundaries of mortality. 12. Ovid's 'bonds of love and duty': Funerals, epitaphs, orations and death in the arena -- pt. IV. Christians, martyrs, soldiers, saints. 13. Christian burial. 14. The nature of martyrdom
Control code
ocm40359355
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 246 pages
Governing access note
Online version licensed for access by U. of T. users
Isbn
9780415129916
Lccn
98049845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)40359355

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