Publisher description for Heavenly realms and earthly realities in late antique religions / edited by Ra°anan S. Boustan, Annette Yoshiko Reed.


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Counter The concept of heaven occupied a special place in the Late Antique imagination, not only in Judaism and Christianity, but also in the Greco-Roman religious, philosophical, scientific, and "magical" traditions. 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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Heaven Comparative studies, Heaven Christianity History of doctrines Early church, ca, 30-600, Heaven Judaism History of doctrines, Rome Religion, Greece Religion