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Religions of Late Antiquity Pathway

Daniel in the lions' den (Museo Arqueológico y Etnológico de Córdoba, Spain)
Daniel in the lions' den (Museo Arqueológico y Etnológico de Córdoba, Spain)
The Religions of Late Antiquity MPhil Pathway and Modules

Late antiquity - covering broadly the post-classical period, and ranging within and beyond the Mediterranean world – was characterised by vigorous religious pluralism, itself varying from the sharing and coexistence of traditions to religious competition and even conflict. Scholarly study of the religions of the period has burgeoned in the last half-century, seen in the array of exciting work contextualizing and comparing religious texts, practices and cultures, from established fields of study from ‘patristics’ to ‘rabbinics’, to emerging fields such as ‘pagan monotheism’ and ‘ritual power’. Students taking this pathway in 2018-19 will take the dedicated module ‘Christians in late antique Alexandria’, and may choose a second module from other pathways, depending on their interests and skills. From 2019-20, a second module will be offered 'Books, Readers and Interpreters'.

 

Modules:

Christians in Late Antique Alexandria  Books, Readers and Interpreters 
Roman Amphitheatre, Alexandria Ambrose Reading (Stadtkirche, Langenzenn, ca. 1445)