Table of contents for Religion in the Roman Empire / James B. Rives.

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Contents
List of Figures
List of Sidebar Texts
Acknowledgements
Maps
Introduction 
A. The Roman Empire 
B. Religion and Religions 
C. The Sources 
I. Identifying ¿Religion¿ in the Graeco-Roman Tradition 
A. The Nature of the Divine 
B. Approaches to the Divine 
1. Cult 
2. Myth 
3. Art 
4. Philosophy 
5. Conclusion 
C. Three Problematic Topics 
1. Authority 
2. Belief 
3. Morality 
D. Conclusion 
II. Regional Religious Traditions of the Empire 
A. Greece 
B. Asia Minor 
C. Syria 
D. Egypt 
E. North Africa
F. Western Europe 
G. Eastern Europe 
H. Italy 
I. Uniformity and Diversity in the Religious Traditions of the Empire 
III. The Presence of the Gods 
A. The Gods in the World 
B. The Power of the Gods 
C. Manifestations of the Gods 
D. Conclusion 
IV. Religion and Community 
A. The City 
B. The Household 
C. Voluntary Associations 
D. Conclusion 
V. Religion and Empire 
A. Mobility of Worshippers 
B. Mobility of Gods 
C. Identifying Gods 
D. Emperors and Gods 
E. Conclusion 
VI. Religious Options 
A. Attractions
1. Esoteric Wisdom 
2. Divine Inspiration 
B. Advantages 
1. Traditional Benefits 
2. Intensification 
3. Salvation 
C. Conclusion 
VII. Roman Religious Policy 
A. Atheism and Superstition 
B. Religious Authority 
C. Three Particular Cases 
1. Magic 
2. Judaean Tradition
3. Christianity 
D. Conclusion 
Epilogue: Religious Change in the Roman Empire 
Glossary of Major Deities
Glossary of Authors and Texts
References
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Rome -- Religion.
Rome -- Religious life and customs.
Rome -- Civilization.