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    DescriptionIn Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity, Jon Davies charts the significance of death to the emerging religious cults in the pre-Christian and early Christian world. He analyses the varied burial rituals and examines the different notions of the afterlife. Among the areas covered are: * Osiris and Isis: the life theology of Ancient Egypt * burying the Jewish dead * Roman religion and Roman funerals * Early Christian burial * the nature of martyrdom. Jon Davies also draws on the sociological theory of Max Weber to present a comprehensive introduction to and overview of death, burial and the afterlife in the first Christian centuries which offers insights into the relationship between social change and attitudes to death and dying.

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    Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon Davies
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415129916
    ISBN 10: 0415129915

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HRLB, HRA
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    DC21: 291.23
    BIC subject category V2: HRLF, JHBZ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLCPR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
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    DC22: 291.23093
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    DC22: 291.2/3/093
    LC classification: BL504 .D295 1999
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    Thema V1.0: QRVG, NHB, JHBZ, QRVJ1, NHC, QRA
    Illustrations note
    10 b&w photographs
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 September 1999
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    "This popular study affords a convenient introduction to the subject for beginning students of religion in the Hellenistic era and early Christian centuries."-David F. Graf, "Religious Studies Review "The sweep of this study is impressive...."-Jospeh L. Rife, Classics, Cornell University, "Journal of Roman Archaeology, 2002 "In this comprehensive introduction about death, the author chronicles its significance in the emerging cults of the early Christian world. He also analyzes the burial rituals, the various concepts of the afterlife and the nature of martyrdom. An interesting sociological book, for the interested reader.."-" The Bibliography of Ancient Egypt