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Early Christianity and Ancient Astrology

by Timothy Hegedus (Author)
Monographs XIV, 396 Pages
Series: Patristic Studies, Volume 6

Summary

Early Christianity and Ancient Astrology explores a variety of responses to astrology, the most popular form of divination among early Christians in Greco-Roman antiquity. After a brief overview of ancient astrological theory and a survey of polemical responses to it, this book documents instances in which early Christian writers and communities incorporated astrology positively into their beliefs and practices. This study is of interest to students of early Christianity and of Greco-Roman religion and to those concerned with interfaith relations or with issues of Christian unity and diversity. It is particularly recommended for use in courses on the history of Christianity and on the religions of Greco-Roman antiquity.

Details

Pages
XIV, 396
ISBN (PDF)
9781453906187
ISBN (Hardcover)
9780820472577
Language
English
Publication date
2007 (March)
Tags
Inter-faith relation Frühchristentum Astrologie Literatur Early Christianity Greco-Roman religion Church Father Divination New Testament Early Christian diversity
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2007. XIV, 396 pp.

Biographical notes

Timothy Hegedus (Author)

The Author: Tim Hegedus received his Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Toronto. He is Associate Professor of New Testament at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. His research interests focus on interfaith relations in antiquity and in the modern world.

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