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The Pagan God : Popular Religion in the Greco-Roman Near East / Javier Teixidor.

Author/Creator:
Teixidor, Javier, author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2015]
Series:
Princeton legacy library.
Princeton Legacy Library ; 1569
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (206 pages).
Subjects:
Middle East -- Religion.
Religion.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Javier Teixidor has found evidence that belief in a supreme god developed during the first millennium B.C. The Phoenician and Aramaic inscriptions he discusses indicate a trend toward monotheism that facilitated the spread of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The author concludes that the traditional characteristics of the popular religions were preserved during this period and that the Hellenistic culture and the mystery cults did not have a significant effect on popular piety. Here, then, is a major reinterpretation of the religious life of the Near East in the Greco-Roman period based on a reliable source of information.Originally published in 1977.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
ILLUSTRATIONS
PREFACE
One. POPULAR RELIGION IN THE GRECO-ROMAN NEAR EAST
Two. PHOENICIAN AND SYRIAN DEITIES
Three. DEITIES OF NORTH ARABIA
Four. THE SUPREME GOD OF PALMYRA
Five. PAGAN RELIGIOSITY
ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND LITERARY SOURCES
GENERAL INDEX
Backmatter
Notes:
Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 165-174.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
ISBN:
1-4008-7139-5
OCLC:
933516314
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400871391 doi
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