New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns

New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns

Introduction: What are New Antiquities?

New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns

Dylan Michael Burns [+-]
Freie Universität Berlin
Dylan M. Burns is a research associate at the Egyptological Seminar, Freie Universität Berlin. Co-chair of the Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism program unit at the Society of Biblical Literature, he is the author of Apocalypse of the Alien God: Platonism and the Exile of Sethian Gnosticism (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014), and collaborative editor of Gnosticism, Platonism, and the Late Ancient World: Essays in Honour of John D. Turner (Brill, 2013). Since 2013, he has served as project manager for the digital lexicography project Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic.
Almut-Barbara Renger [+-]
Freie Universität Berlin
Almut-Barbara Renger is Professor of Ancient Religion and Culture and Their Reception History at the Institute for the Scientific Study of Religion at Freie Universität Berlin since 2008, and Associate Fellow in the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University since 2011. After earning a M.A. from Freie Universität Berlin involving several years of studies at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Stanford University, she obtained a Ph.D. from Heidelberg University in 2001, and completed her habilitation at Frankfurt University in 2009. Her research concentrates on the reception of Greco-Roman antiquity, diverse aspects of cultural and religious theory, dynamics in the history of religions between Asia, Europe and America, and the relationship of religion and literature.

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The myriad and potent effects of Mediterranean antiquity in a diversity of cultural and social contexts constitutes a field of research which for some decades has been known as ‘(Classical) reception studies.’ The present volume, which contains the fruits of the 2014 workshop “New Antiquities” (see below), departs from this scholarly enterprise in examining what we have called “Transformations of Ancient Religion.”

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Burns, Dylan; Renger, Almut-Barbara. Introduction: What are New Antiquities?. New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-13 Mar 2019. ISBN 9781781795040. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30633. Date accessed: 19 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30633. Mar 2019

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