Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire

Violence in Judaea at the Time of Nero

Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire

Author: Vasily Rudich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317613228

Page: 350

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Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire is the third installment in Vasily Rudich’s trilogy on the psychology of discontent in the Roman Empire at the time of Nero. Unlike his earlier books, it deals not with political dissidence, but with religious dissent, especially in its violent form. Against the broad background of Second Temple Judaism and Judaea’s history under Rome’s rule, Rudich discusses various manifestations of religious dissent as distinct from the mainstream beliefs and directed against both the foreign occupier and the priestly establishment. This book offers the methodological framework for the analysis of the religious dissent mindset, which it considers a recurrent historical phenomenon that may play a major role in different periods and cultures. In this respect, its findings are also relevant to the rise of religious violence in the world today and provide further insights into its persistent motives and paradigms. Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire is an important study for people interested in Roman and Jewish history, religious psychology and religious extremism, cultural interaction and the roots of violence.
Categories: History

Judaism

The E-Book

Judaism

Author: Eliezer Segal

Publisher: JBE Online Books

ISBN: 0980163315

Page: 333

View: 9064

Categories: Judaism

Introducing Judaism

Introducing Judaism

Author: Eliezer Segal

Publisher: World Religions

ISBN: 9780415440097

Page: 345

View: 633

Taking a historical approach, and focusing on the religious aspects of Judaism, this work introduces themes as they emerge from authentic Jewish documents. Readers will gain an understanding of how Judaism is lived by its adherents and the historical and geographic diversity of Jewish beliefs and practices.
Categories: Religion

Judaism

History, Belief and Practice

Judaism

Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415236614

Page: 590

View: 2797

This all encompassing textbook is an unrivalled guide to the history, beliefs and practice of Judaism. Beginning with the ancient Near Eastern background, it covers early Israelite history, the emergence of classical rabbinic literature and the rise of medieval Judaism in Islamic and Christian lands. It also includes the early modern period and the development of Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Extracts from primary sources are used throughout to enliven the narrative and provide concrete examples of the rich variety of Jewish civilization.
Categories: Religion

Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture

Volume III: The Millenarian Turn: Millenarian Contexts of Science, Politics and Everyday Anglo-American Life in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture

Author: J.E. Force,R.H. Popkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940172282X

Page: 198

View: 2584

The influence of millenarian thinking upon Cromwell's England is well-known. The cultural and intellectual conceptions of the role of millenarian ideas in the `long' 18th century when, so the `official' story goes, the religious sceptics and deists of Enlightened England effectively tarred such religious radicalism as `enthusiasm' has been less well examined. This volume endeavors to revise this `official' story and to trace the influence of millenarian ideas in the science, politics, and everyday life of England and America in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Categories: History