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

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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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Just as we speak of “dead” languages, we say that religions “die out.” Yet sometimes, people try to revive them, today more than ever. New Antiquities addresses this phenomenon through critical examination of how individuals and groups appeal to, reconceptualize, and reinvent the religious world of the ancient Mediterranean as they attempt to legitimize developments in contemporary religious culture and associated activity. Drawing from the disciplines of religious studies, archaeology, history, philology, and anthropology, New Antiquities explores a diversity of cultic and geographic milieus, ranging from Goddess Spirituality to Neo-Gnosticism, from rural Oregon to the former Yugoslavia. As a survey of the reception of ancient religious works, figures, and ideas in later twentieth-century and contemporary alternative religious practice, New Antiquities will interest classicists, Egyptologists, and historians of religion of many stripes, particularly those focused on modern Theosophy, Gnosticism, Neopaganism, New Religious Movements, Magick, and Occulture. The book is written in a lively and engaging style that will appeal to professional scholars and advanced undergraduates as well as lay scholars.

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Burns, Dylan; Renger, Almut-Barbara. Index. New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 304 Mar 2019. ISBN 9781781795040. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37186. Date accessed: 13 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37186. Mar 2019

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