Gods in the Desert: Religions of the Ancient Near East

October 16, 2010|
Gods in the Desert: Religions of the Ancient Near East by Glenn S. Holland
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Gods in the Desert explores the fascinating religious cultures of the ancient Near East. From the mysterious pyramids, tombs, and temples of Egypt to the powerful heroes, gods, and legends of Mesopotamia, Glenn Holland guides readers through the early religions that are the root of many of today''s major faiths. Holland compares the religions of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria-Palestine, including Israel and Judah, from the Neolithic era through the conquest of Alexander the Great. He provides a historical survey of each region, then discusses the gods, the rulers, the afterlife, and the worship rituals. This accessible overview makes clear how these religions converged and diverged, and are intimately connected to many of the religions we recognize today, sometimes in surprising ways.
Glenn S. Holland is professor of religious studies at Allegheny College. He is also the creator of the Teaching Company''s popular lecture series "Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World."
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Title:Gods in the Desert: Religions of the Ancient Near East
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:340 pages, 9.06 X 6.07 X 0.82 in
Shipping dimensions:340 pages, 9.06 X 6.07 X 0.82 in
Published:October 16, 2010
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780742562271

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