Legible Religion

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Harvard University Press, Jun 7, 2016 - Religion - 272 pages
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Scholars have long separated a few privileged “religions of the Book” from faiths lacking sacred texts, including ancient Roman religion. Looking beyond this distinction, Duncan MacRae delves into Roman treatises on the nature of gods and rituals to grapple with a central question: what was the significance of books in a religion without scripture?
 

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Contents

The Books of Numa
1
Writing Roman Religion
11
Comparison
77
Reading Roman Religion
99
Beyond Scripture and Literature
141
Notes
149
Bibliography
211
Acknowledgments
253
Index
255
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