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Religion and Empire: People, Power, and the Life of the Spirit

Richard A. Horsley
Format
Book
Published
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, c2003.
Language
English
Series
Facets
Facets (Fortress Press)
ISBN
0800636317
Contents
  • Introduction
  • pt. 1. Religion constructed by imperial elites. "Classical" and "Tibetan" Buddhism
  • Devotion to Isis in the Roman Empire
  • pt. 2. Religion in resistance to empire. The revival of Islam and the Iranian revolution
  • Renewal movements and resistance to empire in ancient Judea
  • pt. 3. Religion of empire. The Roman emperor cult
  • Christmas, the festival of consumer capitalism
  • Epilogue: Religion as effect of or response to imperial power.
Description
ix, 151 p. ; 18 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Technical Details
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