A comprehensive review of the development, geographic spread, and cultural influence of religion in Late Antiquity
A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity offers an authoritative and comprehensive survey of religion in Late Antiquity. This historical era spanned from the second century to the eighth century of the Common Era. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the Companion explores the evolution and development of religion and the role various religions played in the cultural, political, and social transformations of the late antique period.
The authors examine the theories and methods used in the study of religion during this period, consider the most notable historical developments, and reveal how religions spread geographically. The authors also review the major religious traditions that emerged in Late Antiquity and include reflections on the interaction of these religions within their particular societies and cultures. This important Companion:
Written for scholars and students of religion, A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity offers a comprehensive survey of religion and the influence religion played in the culture, politics, and social change during the late antique period.
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Josef Lössl (Editor)
Josef Lössl is Professor of Religious Studies and Theology (Early Christianity, Patristics and Late Antiquity) at the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University, and Director of the Cardiff University Centre for Late Antique R...