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Religion in the ancient Mediterranean world [videorecording] / Glenn S. Holland
DVDs DVDs | Teaching Co. | c2005
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 200.93 H (TEACHING COMPANY)) plus 3 more
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Adult DVD-Nonfiction 200.93 H (TEACHING COMPANY) pt.1, no.1-2 CHECK SHELF
Adult DVD-Nonfiction 200.93 H (TEACHING COMPANY) pt.2, no.1-2 CHECK SHELF
Adult DVD-Nonfiction 200.93 H (TEACHING COMPANY) pt.3, no.1-2 CHECK SHELF
Adult DVD-Nonfiction 200.93 H (TEACHING COMPANY) pt.4, no.1-2 CHECK SHELF


Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., c2005.
8 videodiscs (1440 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 4 course guidebooks (64, 68, 68, 72 p. ; 22 cm.)
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Lectures delivered by Professor Glenn S. Holland, Allegheny College.
In 4 containers (30 min./lecture).
Accompanying guides include biographical information, lecture notes and outlines, timelines, glossaries, and bibliographical references.
"This course of 48 lectures is an introduction to the religious cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world, from the earliest indications of human religious practices during the prehistoric era to the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity in the 4th century of the Common Era. The course examines what we can recover of the religious activities of prehistoric human beings before considering in depth the religious cultures of the great ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria-Palestine, Greece, and the Roman Empire. The emphasis throughout the course is not only on the rituals and mythology of a civiliation's official religious culture but also on the beliefs, practices, and yearnings of the common person"-- p. 1 of guidebook.
Pt. 1. Disc 1. Lecture 1-6. Talking about ancient religious cultures -- What is religion? -- Early prehistoric religion -- Prehistoric religion, the neolithic era -- Egypt, a unique religious culture -- Egyptian creation stories and their meaning -- Pt. 1. Disc 2. Lectures 7-12. The Egyptian pantheon -- Egyptian myths of kingship -- Egyptian myths of the underworld -- Egypt, the power of goddesses -- Egypt, religion in everyday life -- Egypt, the beginning of wisdom -- Pt. 2. Disc 3. Lectures 13-18. Mesopotamia, the land between the rivers -- Mesopotamia, stories of creation -- Mesopotamia, Inanna the Goddess -- Mesopotamia, Gilgamesh the King -- Mesopotamia, the search for eternal life -- Mesopotamia, the great flood -- Pt. 2. Disc 4. Lectures 19-24. Ancient concepts of the divine -- The gods of Syria-Palestine -- Israel's ancestral history -- Israel's national history -- Prophecy in the ancient Near East -- Early prophecy in Israel.
Pt. 3. Disc 5. Lectures 25-30. Classical Israelite prophecy -- Israel's great crisis -- Syria-Palestine, the problem of evil -- Early Aegean civilizations -- Greece, the goddess -- The classical era in Greece -- Greece, philosophy as religion -- Religious culture in the Hellenistic world -- Mystery religions in the Hellenistic world -- Pt. 4. Disc 7. Lectures 37-42. Mystery religions from the east -- Roman religious culture before the empire -- Rome, saviors and divine men -- Rome, divination, astrology, and magic -- Rome, critics and charlatans -- Jesus of Nazareth as a figure in history -- Pt. 4. Disc 8. Lectures 43-48. Creating Jesus communities -- Living and dying for the God(s) -- Women's religious roles in the early empire -- The Jesus movement in the Greco-Roman world -- The death and rebirth of the old gods -- Conclusion: persisting ideas and yearnings.
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