Prayer, magic, and the stars in the ancient and late antique world / edited by Scott Noegel, Joel Walker, and Brannon Wheeler

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Subjects: Magic, Ancient--Congresses
Magic--Religious aspects--History--Congresses
Dreams--Religious aspects--History--Congresses
Stars--Religious aspects--History--Congresses
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2003
Series: Magic in history
LC Classification: B, BF
Physical Description: xi, 255 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
List of Figures
Introduction / Scott B. Noegel, Joel T. Walker, Brannon M. Wheeler 1
1. Here, There, and Anywhere / Jonathan Z. Smith 21
2. Thessalos of Tralles and Cultural Exchange / Ian Moyer 39
3. The Prayer of Mary in the Magical Book of Mary and the Angels / Marvin Meyer 57
4. Hebrew, Hebrew Everywhere? Notes on the Interpretation of Voces Magicae / Gideon Bohak 69
5. Magic and Society in Late Sasanian Iraq / Michael G. Morony 83
6. The Open Portal: Dreams and Divine Power in Pharaonic Egypt / Kasia Szpakowska 111
7. Viscera and the Divine: Dreams as the Divinatory Bridge Between the Corporeal and the Incorporeal / Peter Struck 125
8. Stars and the Egyptian Priesthood in the Graeco-Roman Period / Jacco Dieleman 137
9. Divination and Its Discontents: Finding and Questioning Meaning in Ancient and Medieval Judaism / Michael D. Swartz 155
10. Heaven and Earth: Divine-Human Relations in Mesopotamian Celestial Divination / Francesca Rochberg 169
11. Astral Religion and the Representation of Divinity: The Cases of Ugarit and Judah / Mark S. Smith 187
12. A New Star on the Horizon: Astral Christologies and Stellar Debates in Early Christian Discourse / Nicola Denzey 207
13. At the Seizure of the Moon: The Absence of the Moon in the Mithras Liturgy / Radcliffe G. Edmonds III 223
Contributors 241
Index 245
Additional Authors: Noegel, Scott B
Walker, Joel Thomas, 1968-
Wheeler, Brannon M., 1965-
Notes: LCCN: 2003009823
ISBN: 0271022574 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0271022582 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 52430918
ISBN/ISSN: 0271022574