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By Ms. Sarah Iles Johnston
Spiritual ideals and practices, which permeated all facets of lifestyles in antiquity, traveled well-worn routes during the Mediterranean: itinerant charismatic practitioners traveling from position to put peddled their abilities as healers, purifiers, cursers, and initiators; and vessels adorned with illustrations of myths traveled with them. New gods encountered in overseas lands via retailers and conquerors have been occasionally taken domestic to be tailored and followed. This choice of essays by means of a unusual foreign team of students, drawn from the groundbreaking reference paintings faith within the old global, bargains an expansive, comparative standpoint in this complicated religious international.
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Rather, I am looking for characteristics that conﬁrm the relative unity that would justify the enterprise of studying these different religious cultures together in one vast project. Already the political and social histories of the world between the Italian peninsula and the mountains east of the Tigris argue for a high degree of interpenetration that began well before the Late Bronze Age, and the same is true for cultural history, although here, research has barely begun. The margins, as always, might be somewhat 15 what is ancient mediterranean religion ?
Every new king was free to promulgate his own laws and was not bound to an existing legislation. The Torah was the ﬁrst attempt at 31 monotheism and polytheism creating a real law code not to be superseded by any future legislation. This was a revolutionary step by which the law—and with it religion itself, whose center the law constituted—became independent of any political government. The ideas of divine legislation, and not only codiﬁcation but also revelation and canonization, are closely connected.
20– 21), to be fought and exorcised. And the polytheists refused to recognize the uniqueness of the one God and, continuing their interpretative mood, turned YHWH into yet another form of Dionysus or of Baal. Rituals and places If, thus, travelers in the Mediterranean world found their own gods everywhere, albeit somewhat disguised at times and speaking in foreign tongues, would they also have been able to participate comfortably in another culture’s cults or at least have recognized places of cult and understood most of the things they saw being performed?
Ancient Religions by Ms. Sarah Iles Johnston