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Prayer and the Ancient City

Maik Patzelt, Jörg Rüpke, and Annette Weissenrieder (Hrsg.)

Influences of Urban Space
Reihe: Culture, Religion, and Politics in the Greco-Roman World, Nr 5
Mohr Siebeck, 2021
ISBN 978-3-16-160828-5
384 pages
144 EUR


What impact did urban space have on prayer and related religious thought and belief in ancient religions from the first to the sixth century CE? This volume attempts to replace the hitherto customary focus on the forms and semantics of prayer with an urban-spatial model, which understands prayers as performances embedded and embodied in urban space as well as texts producing and inspired by imaginations of space.