At the Temple Gates

At the Temple Gates❮PDF / Epub❯ ★ At the Temple Gates ✓ Author Heidi Wendt – Oaklandjobs.co.uk In his sixth satire Juvenal speculates about how Roman wives busy themselves while their husbands are away namely by entertaining a revolving door of exotic visitors who include a eunuch of the easter In his sixth satire Juvenal speculates about how Roman wives busy themselves while their husbands are away namely by entertaining a At the Kindle - revolving door of exotic visitors who include a eunuch of the eastern goddess Bellona an impersonator of Egyptian Anubis a Judean priestess and Chaldean astrologers From these self proclaimed religious specialists women solicit services ranging from dream interpretation to the coercion of lovers Juvenal's catalogue suggests the popularity of such freelance experts at the turn of the second century and their familiarity to his audience whom he could expect to get the jokeHeidi Wendt investigates the backdrop of this enthusiasm for the religion of freelance experts by examining their rise during the first two centuries of the Roman Empire Unlike civic priests and temple personnel freelance experts had to generate their own authority and legitimacy often through demonstrations of skill and learning in the streets in marketplaces and At the Temple Gates among other locations in the Roman world Wendt argues that these professionals participated in a highly competitive form of religious activity that intersected with multiple areas of specialty particularly philosophy and medicine Over the course of the imperial period freelance experts grew increasingly influential diverse with respect to their skills and methods and assorted in the ethnic coding of their practices Wendt argues that this context engendered many of the innovative forms of religion that flourished in the second and third centuries including phenomena linked with Persian Mithras the Egyptian gods and the Judean ChristThe evidence for freelance experts in religion is abundant but scholars of ancient Mediterranean religion have only recently begun to appreciate their impact on the empire's changing religious landscape At the Temple Gates integrates studies of Judaism Christianity mystery cults astrology magic and philosophy to paint a colorful portrait of religious expertise in early Rome. Good read Pictures Paul's preaching and teaching efforts within the broader genre of Greco Roman Jewish freelance religious experts In a helpful and valid criticism of Rodney Stark Wendt asserts that seekersshoppers interested in Judaic or other religions did not necessarily have a pre conceived idea of what they were seekingshopping for Rather they were open to persuasion based upon an evaluation of the credentials of the expert I do not agree with every aspect of her portrayal of Paul but still a good read Find a good used copy

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  • Hardcover
  • 280 pages
  • At the Temple Gates
  • Heidi Wendt
  • 21 March 2016
  • 9780190267148