Prayer and the Ancient City

Influences of Urban Space
Edited by Maik Patzelt, Jörg Rüpke and Annette Weissenrieder
[Das Gebet und die antike Stadt. Einflüsse des urbanen Raums.]
2021. IX, 384 pages.
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  • 978-3-16-160740-0
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What impact did urban space have on prayer and related religious thought and belief in ancient religions from the first to the sixth century CE? This volume attempts to replace the hitherto customary focus on the forms and semantics of prayer with an urban-spatial model, which understands prayers as performances embedded and embodied in urban space as well as texts producing and inspired by imaginations of space.

Culture, Religion, and Politics in the Greco-Roman World (CRPG)