Magic in the Roman World Pagans, Jews and Christians
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Description: Using in-depth examples of "magical" practice such as exorcisms, love rites, alchemy and the transformation of humans into divine beings, this lively volume demonstrates that the word "magic" was used widely in late antique texts as part of polemics against enemies and sometimes merely as a term for other people's rituals. Professor Janowitz shows that "magical" activities were integral to late antique religious practice, and that they must be understood from the perspective of those who employed them.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2001
Publication date: 7/25/2001
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Naomi Janowitz is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California at Davis. She is the author of The Poetics of Ascent: Theories of Language in a Rabbinic Ascent Text (1989).
|Greco-Roman, Christian and Jewish Concepts of "Magic"|
|Daimons and Angels and the World of Exorcism|
|Ancient Rites for Gaining Lovers|
|Using Natural Forces for Divine Goals|
|Divine Power, Human Hands|
|"Even the Decent Women Practice Witchcraft"|