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Material religion in comparative perspective : how different is BCE from CE?


Uehlinger, Christoph; Lenk, Stefanie (2021). Material religion in comparative perspective : how different is BCE from CE? In: Elsner, Jaś; Wood, Rachel. Imagining the Divine : Art in Religions of Late Antiquity across Eurasia. London: British Museum, 155-175.

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The wider theoretical issue.-- 'Primary' vs 'secondary' religion?-- 'Locative' vs 'utopian' religion?-- Genealogy: 'ancient' vs 'post-ancient' religion?-- Dichotomies, real-world history and material mediations.-- Questioning premises and assumptions, methodology and theory.-- Material basis, data selection, interpretations.-- Unresolved dilemmata: what data should count (or count first) in the history of religion\s?-- Theoretical challenge I: diversity, spheres and levels in ancient religion.-- Theoretical challenge II: religion before religion, 'embedded religion', non-religion.-- How different is BCE from CE? Ancient and late ancient religion in a material and visual culture perspective.

Abstract

Contents
The wider theoretical issue.-- 'Primary' vs 'secondary' religion?-- 'Locative' vs 'utopian' religion?-- Genealogy: 'ancient' vs 'post-ancient' religion?-- Dichotomies, real-world history and material mediations.-- Questioning premises and assumptions, methodology and theory.-- Material basis, data selection, interpretations.-- Unresolved dilemmata: what data should count (or count first) in the history of religion\s?-- Theoretical challenge I: diversity, spheres and levels in ancient religion.-- Theoretical challenge II: religion before religion, 'embedded religion', non-religion.-- How different is BCE from CE? Ancient and late ancient religion in a material and visual culture perspective.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:01 Faculty of Theology and the Study of Religion > Institute of Religious Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:200 Religion
290 Other religions
900 History
930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Material Religion, Archäologie, Materielle Kultur, Religionsgeschichte, Historische Religionswissenschaft, Ancient Religion, Post-Ancient Religions
Language:English
Date:15 March 2021
Deposited On:11 Mar 2021 09:38
Last Modified:12 Mar 2021 08:54
Publisher:British Museum
Number:234
ISBN:9780861592340
Additional Information:Series: British Museum Research Publications | Volume: 234
OA Status:Green
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