From Death to Rebirth: Ritual and Conversion in Antiquity
"In this fascinating study of antiquity, Thomas Finn explores the role of ritual and conversion in Judaism, Christianity, Greco-Roman Paganism, and the philosophical schools. Finn makes history come alive both by carefully delineating the historical, cultural, and social factors at work in conversion and by drawing on the stories and firsthand accounts of conversion in ancient times."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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CONVERSION THE LINEAGE OF A WORD
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Alexandria Ambrose ancient anointing antiquity Apostolic Tradition Apuleius Asenath Augustine Augustine of Hippo Augustine's baptism baptizands baptized Bible biblical bishop Catecheses catechumens celebrated Chapter Christ Chrysostom church circumcision Clement Conf conversion covenant creed crisis cult cultural Cyril Dead Sea Scrolls death deity Didache discussion divine dramatic Early Christianity Easter ECBC Egeria Epicurus especially eucharist faith Gentiles gods gospel Greco-Roman Greek Hellenistic Holy Spirit homilies Iamblichus immersion initiation instruction Isis Isis-Book Israel Israelites Jerusalem Jesus Jewish Jews Johannites John John Chrysostom John's Joseph Judaism Justin Liturgy live Lucius Luke Milan Mishnah Mygdonia mysteries Nock O'Donnell Origen Pagan Paul Pentecost Philo philosophical prayer priest proselytes Pythagoras Pythagorean Qumran rabbinic religion religious Religious Conversion repentance resurrection rites ritual process Roman Rome Saturus second century second-temple sion social symbolized Syria Talmud temple Tertullian Testament third century tion tism Torah trans transformation translation University Press worship