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Bibil Identifier bibil:248249
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Making Amulets Christian
Title (English, ) Artefacts, Scribes, and Contexts
Author de Bruyn, Theodore
Series Oxford Early Christian Studies
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 47531
Place 23"00/07"
Publishing house Oxford University Press
Place Oxford
ISBN 978-0-19-968788-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xx Pages
286 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Making Amulets Christian: Artefacts, Scribes, and Contexts examines Greek amulets with Christian elements from late antique Egypt in order to discern the processes whereby a customary practice—the writing of incantations on amulets—changed in an increasingly Christian context. It considers how the formulation of incantations and amulets changed as the Christian church became the prevailing religious institution in Egypt in the last centuries of the Roman empire. Theodore de Bruyn investigates what we can learn from incantations and amulets containing Christian elements about the cultural and social location of the people who wrote them. He shows how incantations and amulets were indebted to rituals or ritualizing behaviour of Christians.
This study analyzes different types of amulets and the ways in which they incorporate Christian elements. By comparing the formulation and writing of individual amulets that are similar to one another, one can observe differences in the culture of the scribes of these materials. It argues for 'conditioned individuality' in the production of amulets. On the one hand, amulets manifest qualities that reflect the training and culture of the individual writer. On the other hand, amulets reveal that individual writers were shaped, whether consciously or inadvertently, by the resources they drew upon-by what is called 'tradition' in the field of religious studies.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Amulet
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Anthropology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Magic
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Curse
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Medicine
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Prayer
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Exorcism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Mary
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Apostles / Acts : Abgar : Correspondence between Abgar and Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Lord's Prayer
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Psalms
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions : Septuagint
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