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Religions of Late Antiquity in Practice
Edited by Richard Valantasis

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Princeton Readings in Religions vii
Conventions ix
Contributors xv
Introduction - Richard Valantasis 3
Inventing the Individual: Biography
1. The First Sahidic Life of Pachomius - James E. Goehring 19
2. Philostratus of Athens, Life of Apollonius of Tyana - Megan H. Williams 34
3. Porphyry, On the Life of Plotinus and the Order of His Books - Richard Valantasis 50
Refashioning the Person: Asceticism
4. Evagrius Ponticus on Prayer and Anger - Columba Stewart OSB 65
5. Pseudo-Athanasius, Discourse on Salvation to a Virgin - Teresa M. Shaw 82
6. Basil of Caesarea, The "Prooemium" of the Regulaefusius tractatae - Lawrence J. Altepeter 100
7. Sermons of Columbanus - Arthur G. Holder 109
8. Manichaean Asceticism - Jason David BeDuhn 122
Founding Religious Movements: Organizations - 9. Talmudic Texts and Jewish Social Life - Daniel Boyarin 133
10. Julian "the Apostate," Against the Galileans - Elizabeth Geraldine Burr 143
11. A Thriving Native Cult in the Fifth Century and Its Demise under Coptic Monks - David Frankfurter 156
12. The Cologne Mani Codex - Ellen Bradshaw Aitken 161
13. Tales of Holy Fools - Derek Krueger 177
Locating Religion in Society: Community
14. Vision for the City: Nisibis in Ephrem's Hymns on Nicomedia - David Bundy 189
15. Acts of Thomas: Scene One - David G. Hunter 207
16. An Anonymous Letter to a Woman Named Susanna - Maureen A. Tilley 218
17. A Plea to a Local God for a Husband's Attentions - David Frankfurter 230
18. Bishop Avitus of Vienne to His Excellency Ansmundus - Maureen A. Tilley 232
19. Chrysostom's Catecheses: A Hermeneutic of Social Institutions - Arthur B. Shippee 235
20. John Chrysostom, Sermons on City Life - Blake Leyerle 247
Regulating Religious Expression: Law
21. Laws on Religion from the Theodosian and Justinianic Codes - Matthew C. Mirow and Kathleen A. Kelley 263
22. The Acts of the Council of Aquileia (381 C.E.) - Kenneth B. Steinhauser 275
23. Canons of the Council in Trullo (692 C.E.) - James C. Skedros 289
Creating Religious Ceremonial: Ritual
24. The Mithras Liturgy and Sepher Ha-Razim - Kimberly B. Stratton 303
25. Manichaean Ritual - Jason David BeDuhn 316
26. The Seal of the Merkavah - Michael D. Swartz 322
27. Anonymous Spanish Correspondence; or the Letter of the "She-ass" - Virginia Burrus and Tracy Keefer 330
28. Amuletic Invocations of Christ for Health and Fortune - David Frankfurter 340
Singing Divine Praises: Hymnody
29. The Hymns of Ambrose - Carl P. E. Springer 347
30. Hymns to Mary, the Mother of God, the Theotokos - Vasiliki Limberis 357
31. Manichaean Hymnody - Jason David BeDuhn 364
32. An Isis Aretalogy from Kyme in Asia Minor, First Century B.C.E. - Gail Corrington Streete 369
Sacrificing Self to God: Martyrology
33. The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity - Maureen A. Tilley 387
34. The Martyrs of Lyons - Frederick W. Weidmann 398
35. The Martyrdom of Habbib the Deacon - Robert Doran 413
36. 4 Maccabees - Clayton N. Jefford 424
Enlivening Thought: Philosophy and Theology
37. Gregory Nazianzen, Homily on the Nativity of Christ - Nonna Verna Harrison 443
38. Texts on Iconoclasm: John of Damascus and the Council of Hiereia - David Vila 454
39. Asterius of Amasea Ekphrasis on the Holy Martyr Euphernia - Elizabeth A. Castelli 464
40. Christian Oracle Shrines - David Frankfurter 469
41. Popular Religious Practices in Fifth-Century Egypt - David Frankfurter 473
42. The Zenith and Destruction of a Native Egyptian Oracle in 359 C.E. - David Frankfurter 476
43. Manichaean Theology - Jason David BeDuhn 481
44. lamblichus, de Mysteriis, Book 1, The de Mysteriis Peter T. Struck 489
Index 507

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