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Conversion and Initiation in Antiquity

Shifting Identities - Creating Change

Conversion and Initiation in Antiquity

Shifting Identities - Creating Change

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Publisher: Peter Lang AG
ISBN: 9783631658512
Number of Pages: 311
Published: 29/12/2014
Width: 15.5 cm
Height: 23 cm
For decades, Arthur D. Nock's famous definition of conversion and his distinction between conversion and adhesion have greatly influenced our understanding of individual religious transformation in the ancient world. The articles in this volume - originally presented as papers at the conference Conversion and Initiation in Antiquity (Ebeltoft, Denmark, December 2012) - aim to nuance this understanding. They do so by exploring different facets of these two phenomena in a wide range of religions in their own context and from new theoretical and empirical perspectives. The result is a compilation of many new insights into ancient initiation and conversion as well as their definitions and characteristics.

Birgitte Secher Bogh

Birgitte Secher Bogh studied Science of Religion and Classics at Aarhus University (Denmark). At the moment she is doing research in the field of ancient mystery cults. Her work focuses on the mysteries of Cybele, Mithras, Dionysus and Isis, their connection to other ancient religions as well as on different phenomena related to these cults.

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