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Ephesos as a Religious Center under the Principate

Ed. by Allen Black, Christine M. Thomas, and Trevor W. Thompson

[Ephesos als religiöses Zentrum während des Prinzpats.]

2020. Approx. 280 pages.
forthcoming in January

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The ancient city of Ephesos and its environs offered a rich panoply of religious options, domestic and public. The contributions in this volume show how structures, statutes, coins, inscriptions, and texts testify to the remarkable diversity of religious ideas and practices in Ephesos.
Devotion to Artemis dominated the religious culture of ancient Ephesos. But she was not alone. The city of Ephesos and its environs offered a rich panoply of religious options, domestic and public. Structures, statutes, coins, inscriptions, and texts testify to the remarkable diversity of religious ideas and practices in Ephesos. Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Jewish religious traditions found loyal adherents among residents and visitors. Gods, goddesses, heroes, and emperors were worshipped. The contributions in this volume demonstrate that ancient Ephesos was a vibrant and competitive religious environment.
Survey of contents
I. Ephesos the City
Elisabeth Rathmayr: New Evidence for Imperial Cult in Unit 7 in Terrace House 2 in Ephesos – Hilke Thür: The House of C. Fl. Furius Aptus in Ephesos: Clubhouse of a Dionysiac Association? – Ulrike Muss: The Artemision of Ephesos in the Imperial Period – Guy Maclean Rogers: Some Prytaneis of Ephesos – Steven J. Friesen: The Customs House Inscription from Ephesos: Exchange, Surplus, Ideology, and the Divine – Daniel Schowalter: Ephesos under the Flavians: Domitiansplatz as a Marker of Local and Imperial Identity

II. Ephesos in Christian Memory
Paul Trebilco: Reading Ephesians in Ephesos: A Letter to Pauline and Johannine Christ-followers? – Gregory Stevenson: »Do Not Harm the Suppliant«: Inviolability and Asylum at Ephesos and in the Book of Revelation – Jerry L. Sumney: Family and Filial Language in Ephesians
Authors/Editors

Allen Black 1974 BA from Harding University; 1980 MTh from Harding School of Theology; 1985 PhD from Emory University; since 1983 Dean and Professor of New Testament at Harding School of Theology.

Christine M. Thomas 1986 BA from the University of Minnesota; 1995 PhD from Harvard University; since 1996 Associate Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Trevor W. Thompson 1998 BA from Oklahoma Christian University; 2002 MA from Harding School of Theology; 2002 MDiv from Harding School of Theology; 2007 MA from the University of Chicago; currently PhD (Candidate), University of Chicago.

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