Jorg Rupke's On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in PDF

By Jorg Rupke

ISBN-10: 1501704702

ISBN-13: 9781501704703

Was non secular perform in old Rome cultic and adversarial to person expression? Or used to be there, relatively, huge range for person initiative and creativity? Jorg Rupke, one of many world's major specialists on Roman faith, demonstrates in his new e-book that it used to be a lived faith with person appropriations obtrusive on the middle of such rituals as praying, dedicating, making vows, and analyzing. On Roman Religion definitively dismantles prior techniques that depicted spiritual perform as uniform and static. Juxtaposing very various, strategic, or even subversive varieties of individuality with traditions, their normative claims, and their institutional protections, Rupke highlights the dynamic personality of Rome’s spiritual associations and traditions.

In Rupke’s view, lived historical faith is as a lot approximately adaptations or perhaps outright deviance because it is set makes an attempt and screw ups to set up or swap ideas and roles and to speak them through priesthoods, practices regarding pictures or labeled as magic, and literary practices. Rupke analyzes observations of non secular event by means of modern authors together with Propertius, Ovid, and the writer of the "Shepherd of Hermas." those authors, in very other ways, contemplate person appropriation of faith between their contemporaries, they usually provide those reflections to their readership or audiences. Rupke additionally concentrates at the ways that literary texts and inscriptions trained the perform of rituals.

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