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Sharing and Hiding Religious Knowledge in Early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Ed. by Popović, Mladen / Roig Lanzillotta, Lautaro / Wilde, Clare

Series:Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – Tension, Transmission, Transformation 10

    86,95 € / $99.99 / £79.00*

    Hardcover
    Publication Date:
    August 2018
    ISBN
    978-3-11-059571-0
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Few studies focus on the modes of knowledge transmission (or concealment), or the trends of continuity or change from the Ancient to the Late Antique worlds.

    In Antiquity, knowledge was cherished as a scarce good, cultivated through the close teacher-student relationship and often preserved in the closed circle of the initated. From Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform texts to a Shi'ite Islamic tradition, this volume explores how and why knowledge was shared or concealed by diverse communities in a range of Ancient and Late Antique cultural contexts. From caves by the Dead Sea to Alexandria, both normative and heterodox approaches to knowledge in Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities are explored. Biblical and qur'anic passages, as well as gnostic, rabbinic and esoteric Islamic approaches are discussed.

    In this volume, a range of scholars from Assyrian studies to Jewish, Christian and Islamic studies examine diverse approaches to, and modes of, knowledge transmission and concealment, shedding new light on both the interconnectedness, as well as the unique aspects, of the monotheistic faiths, and their relationship to the ancient civilisations of the Fertile Crescent.

    Details

    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    viii, 210 pages
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Collection
    Keyword(s):
    Cuneiform; Judaism; Christianity; Islam

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    Mladen Popović, Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta, and Clare Wilde, University of Groningen, Netherlands

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