Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. John Bodel Professor1 and
  2. Saul M. Olyan PhD Professor2
  1. John Bodel Professor1 and
  2. Saul M. Olyan PhD Professor2

Published Online: 23 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302974.ch1

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

How to Cite

Bodel, J. and Olyan, S. M. (2008) Introduction, in Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (eds J. Bodel and S. M. Olyan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302974.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Brown University, USA

  2. 2

    Samuel Ungerleider Jr Professor of Judaic Studies, Brown University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Brown University, USA

  2. 2

    Samuel Ungerleider Jr Professor of Judaic Studies, Brown University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2008

Book Series:

  1. The Ancient World: Comparative Histories

Book Series Editors:

  1. Kurt A. Raaflaub

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175791

Online ISBN: 9781444302974

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Keywords:

  • ancient religious phenomenon – household and family religion –historical settings of Mediterranean and West Asian antiquity;
  • phenomenon of household and family religion - of different cultural contexts;
  • Second Millennium West Asia (Mesopotamia, Emar, Nuzi, Ugarit), First Millennium West Asia (including Israel), Egypt; Greece; and Rome;
  • family and household religion - cutting-edge topic in several fields;
  • studied, often with a teleologically Christianizing bias and obscuring essential nature;
  • phenomenon of interest as “household and family religion”;
  • phenomenon itself - how it was constituted and how it functioned within cultures under consideration;
  • households - classified as simple of biological kin, or complex, comprising household dependents;
  • studying family and household religion - from individual cultural context of interest