1. The Present and Future of Ancient Religion
Theorizing Religion in Antiquity - Nickolas P. Roubekas
Brent Nongbri [+]
Brent Nongbri is Visiting Associate Professor of New Testament Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark. Previously he was an Australian Research Council postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University, Australia, and has held teaching positions at Oberlin College and Yale University. He is the author of Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept (Yale University Press, 2013) and several articles on the earliest copies of the New Testament preserved on ancient Greek papyri from Egypt. His research interests center on methodological problems in the study of religion and the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world.
Nongbri presents the core arguments made in each chapter, while also reflecting on the overall nature of the vast and quite complex field of ‘ancient religions,’ paying attention to the very terminology that is traditionally employed in studies dealign with the religions of the ancient world.