Aberglauben oder Individualität? 978-3-16-150745-8 - Mohr Siebeck
Classics

Jörg Rüpke

Aberglauben oder Individualität?

Religiöse Abweichung im römischen Reich

[Superstition or Individuality? Religious Deviation in the Roman Empire.]

2011. X, 185 pages.
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Published in German.
In his study of polemical statements, Jörg Rüpke provides access to the conceptualization of religious experience.
The assumption that the religious communication between individuals and the gods was authentic and binding was a widely shared perception from Cicero up to the laws in late antiquity. This caused considerable problems for the standardization of religious behavior. Against this backdrop it is significant that the polemics as well focused on certain areas which can best be described using the term of individual experience. It is here that divination – the access to divine knowledge or, in other words, divine revelation – was of particular importance. Great importance was also attached to the encounter with images of the gods, particularly in temples. In his study of polemical statements, Jörg Rüpke provides access to the conceptualization of religious experience.
Authors/Editors

Jörg Rüpke Geboren 1962; 1995–99 Professor für Klassische Philologie an der Universität Potsdam; 1999–2008 Professor für Vergleichende Religionswissenschaft an der Universität Erfurt; seit 2008 Fellow am Max-Weber-Kolleg und Sprecher der Kollegforschergruppen »Religiöse Individualisierung in historischer Perspektive« (2008–18) und »Religion und Urbanität: Wechselseitige Formationen« (2018–22).
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4173-9587

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: idw online — http://idw-online.de/pages/de/news424729 (05/2011) (Carmen Voigt)
In: Lesefreunde 24 — http://lesefreunde.homepage24.de/Weitere-Religion (06/2011)
In: Journal for the Study of the NT — 35.5. (2013), S. 127 (Peter Oakes)
In: Seminarios Complutenses de Derecho Romano — 2013, 434–443 (Rosa Mentxaka)