Reconceptualising Conversion: Patronage, Loyalty, and Conversion in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean, Issue 130

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Walter de Gruyter, 2004 - Bibles - 310 pages
"This study seeks to establish that ancient and modern people talk differently about conversion because they are very different people, constructed differently by their cultures, and are thus prone to experience life --their interactions with each other and with their gods--differently. While we are certainly enriched by noting similarities between different cultures and people, we can be equally enriched by understanding, accepting, and honouring the differences without trying to homogenise everything."--Introd., p. 11.

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About the author (2004)

Expanded Ph.D. dissertation (2003) under the supervision of Prof. John S. Kloppenborg, University of Toronto, Canada. Zeba A. Crook is now an assistant professor in the department of Classics and Religion at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.