Table of Contents for
Religious Rivalries in the Early Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity, edited by Leif E. Vaage
Part I: Rivalries?
Ancient Religious Rivalries and the Struggle for Success: Christians, Jews, and Others in the Early Roman Empire |
The Declining Polis? Religious Rivalries in Ancient Civic Context |
Rivalry and Defection |
Is the Pagan Fair Fairly Dangerous? Jewish-Pagan Relations in Antiquity Rena Basser
My Rival, My Fellow: Conceptual and Methodological Prolegomena to Mapping Inter-religious Relations in 2nd and 3rd Century ce Levantine Society Using the Evidence of Early Rabbinic Texts |
Part II: Mission?
“The Field God Has Assigned”: Geography and Mission in Paul |
The Contra Apionem in Social and Literary Context: An Invitation to Judean Philosophy |
On Becoming a Mithraist: New Evidence for the Propagation of the Mysteries |
Part III: Rise?
Rodney Stark and “The Mission to the Jews” |
“Look How They Love One Another”: Early Christian and Pagan Care for the Sick and Other Charity |
The Religious Market of the Roman Empire: Rodney Stark and Christianity’s Pagan Competition |
Why Christianity Succeeded (in) the Roman Empire |
Ancient Sources Index
Ancient Names Index
Modern Names Index