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Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts

John Sawyer

Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts

John Sawyer

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This is the first comprehensive study of the role of languages and texts in the Greco-Roman religions, including Judaism and Christianity. It explores bilingualism, language learning, literacy, book production and translation, as well as some of the more explicitly religious factors, including beliefs about language, missionary zeal, ritual, conservatism, and the power of priestly establishment. By looking for parallel developments and common factors operating throughout the Roman Empire, "Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts sheds new light on the role of the power of words, spoken and written, in religion. ^ First comprehensive study of the role of languages and texts in Greco-Roman religions

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About "Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts"

This is the first comprehensive study of the role of languages and texts in the Greco-Roman religions, including Judaism and Christianity. It explores bilingualism, language learning, literacy, book production and translation, as well as some of the more explicitly religious factors, including beliefs about language, missionary zeal, ritual, conservatism, and the power of priestly establishment. By looking for parallel developments and common factors operating throughout the Roman Empire, "Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts sheds new light on the role of the power of words, spoken and written, in religion. ^ First comprehensive study of the role of languages and texts in Greco-Roman religions
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Meet the Author

John Sawyer

John F. A. Sawyer is an Old Testament scholar who is the author of numerous books, including "The Fifth Gospel: Isaiah in the History of Christianity", "Prophecy and the Biblical Prophets", and a two-volume commentary on Isaiah published by WJK.

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  • Catalogue Code 167805
  • Product Code 0415125472
  • EAN 9780415125475
  • Pages 204
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Jul 1999
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.272kg

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