Deep History, Secular Theory

Deep History, Secular Theory

Author: Luther Martin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781614515005

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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Over the course of his career, Luther H. Martin has primarily produced articles rather than monographs. This approach to publication has given him the opportunity to experiment with different methodological approaches to an academic study of religion, with updates to and different interpretations of his field of historical specialization, namely Hellenistic religions, the subject of his only monograph (1987). The contents of this collected volume represent Martin's shift from comparative studies, to socio-political studies, to scientific studies of religion, and especially to the cognitive science of religion. He currently considers the latter to be the most viable approach for a scientific study of religion within the academic context of a modern research university. The twenty-five contributions collected in this volume are selected from over one hundred essays, articles, and book chapters published over a long and industrious career and are representative of Martin's work over the past two decades.
Deep History, Secular Theory
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Luther Martin
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-21 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Over the course of his career, Luther H. Martin has primarily produced articles rather than monographs. This approach to publication has given him the opportunity to experiment with different methodological approaches to an academic study of religion, with updates to and different interpretations of his field of historical specialization, namely
The Mind of Mithraists
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Luther H. Martin
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The Roman cult of Mithras was the most widely-dispersed and densely-distributed cult throughout the expanse of the Roman Empire from the end of the first until the fourth century AD, rivaling the early growth and development of Christianity during the same period. As its membership was largely drawn from the
Studies in Hellenistic Religions
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Luther H. Martin
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-26 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

This selection of essays by Luther Martin brings together studies from throughout his career—both early as well as more recent—in the various areas of Graeco-Roman religions, including mystery cults, Judaism, Christianity, and Gnosticism. It is hoped that these studies, which represent spatial, communal, and cognitive approaches to the study of
Experiencing the Shepherd of Hermas
Language: en
Pages: 287
Authors: Angela Kim Harkins, Harry O. Maier
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-23 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

The Shepherd of Hermas is one of the oldest and most well-attested Christian works. Its popularity arguably exceeded that of the canonical Gospels. Many early Christian thinkers regarded the Shepherd as authoritative and cited it in their own writings, even though its status as Scripture was controversial. The far-reaching influence
Revisioning John Chrysostom
Language: en
Pages: 868
Authors: Chris de Wet, Wendy Mayer
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-04 - Publisher: BRILL

In Revisioning John Chrysostom, Chris de Wet and Wendy Mayer harness a new wave of scholarship on the life and works of John Chrysostom (c. 350-407 CE), which applies new theoretical lenses and reconsiders his debt to classical paideia.