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Stroumsa, Guy G.

Works: 79 works in 417 publications in 7 languages and 14,711 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: BL41, 291.22
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Most widely held works by Guy G Stroumsa
Self and self-transformation in the history of religions by David Dean Shulman( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together scholars of a variety of the world's major civilizations to focus on the universal theme of inner transformation. The idea of the "self" is a cultural formation like any other, and models and conceptions of the inner world of the person vary widely from one civilization to another. Nonetheless, all the world's great religions insist on the need to transform this inner world, however it is understood, in highly expressive and specific ways. Such transformations, often ritually enacted, reveal the primary intuitions, drives, and conflicts active within the culture. The individual essays-by such distinguished scholars as Wai-yee Li, Janet Gyatso, Wendy Doniger, Christiano Grottanelli, Charles Malamoud, Margalit Finkelberg, and Moshe Idel-study dramatic examples of these processes in a wide range of cultures, including China, India, Tibet, Greece and Rome, Late Antiquity, Islam, Judaism, and medieval and early-modern Christian Europe
Dream cultures : explorations in the comparative history of dreaming by David Dean Shulman( )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents a comparative perspective on the way dreams are reported, perceived, and interpreted in vastly different cultural milieux. In contrast to Freud's claim that all dreams share a universal language of symbols, the authors of the essays collected in this book seek to explore the unique dream-languages of distinct civilizations."--Jacket
Hidden wisdom : esoteric traditions and the roots of Christian mysticism by Guy G Stroumsa( )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book investigates the problem of esoteric traditions in early Christianity, their origin and their transformation in Patristic hermeneutics, in the West as well as in the East. It argues that these traditions eventually formed the basis of nascent Christian mysticism in Late Antiquity. These esoteric traditions do not reflect the influence of Greek Mystery religions, as has often been claimed, but rather seem to stem from the Jewish background of Christianity. They were adopted by various Gnostic teachings, a fact which helps explaining their eventual disappearance from Patristic literature. The eleven chapters study each a different aspect of the problem, including the questions of Gnostic and Manichaean esotericism. This book will be of interest to all students of religious history in Late Antiquity."--BOOK JACKET
Jews in Byzantium : dialectics of minority and majority cultures by Robert Bonfil( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays detail the lives, art, theology, religious practice, and representation of Jews through the long history of Byzantium, with discussion of individual communities as well. A sample of the individual topics includes: the legal status of Jews, their role in the Byzantine economy, their survival in Late Antique Alexandria, and evidence for Jews and Judaism in the church history of Eusebius of Caesarea
Morton Smith and Gershom Scholem, correspondence 1945-1982 by Gershom Scholem( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise in antiquity : Jewish and Christian views by Markus N. A Bockmuehl( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The social and intellectual vitality of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity was in large part a function of their ability to articulate a viably transcendent hope for the human condition. Narratives of Paradise - based on the concrete symbol of the Garden of Delights - came to play a central role for Jews, Christians, and eventually Muslims too. These collected essays highlight the multiple hermeneutical perspectives on biblical Paradise from Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins to the systematic expositions of Augustine and rabbinic literature. They show that while early Christian and Jewish sources draw on texts from the same Bible, their perceptions of Paradise often reflect the highly different structures of the two sister religions. Dealing with a wide variety of texts, these essays explore major themes such as the allegorical and literal interpretations of Paradise, the tension between heaven and earth, and Paradise's physical location in space and time"--
The end of sacrifice : religious transformations in late antiquity by Guy G Stroumsa( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work points to the role of Judaism, particularly its inventions of new religious life following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. The end of animal sacrifice gave rise to new forms of worship, with a concern for personal salvation, scriptural study, and rituals like praying
A new science : the discovery of religion in the Age of Reason by Guy G Stroumsa( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Stroumsa offers an innovative and powerful argument that the comparative study of religion finds its origin in early modern Europe. --from publisher description
Tolerance and intolerance in early Judaism and Christianity( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book consider issues of tolerance and intolerance faced by Jews and Christians between approximately 200 BCE and 200 CE. Several chapters are concerned with many different aspects of early Jewish-Christian relationships. Five scholars, however, take a difference tack and discuss how Jews and Christians defined themselves against the pagan world. As minority groups, both Jews and Christians had to work out ways of co-existing with their Graeco-Roman neighbours. Relationships with those neighbours were often strained, but even within both Jewish and Christian circles, issues of tolerance and intolerance surfaced regularly. So it is appropriate that some other contributors should consider 'inner-Jewish' relationships, and that some should be concerned with Christian sects
Christians and Christianity in the Holy Land : from the origins to the Latin Kingdoms( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume fills a major desideratum in historical scholarship on the religious history of the Holy Land. It presents a synthesis of our knowledge of the history of Christianity and the various churches that coexisted there from the beginnings of Christianity to the fall of the Crusader Kingdoms. It also offers analytical studies of major topics and problems. While the first part is organized chronologically, the second follows a thematic plan, dealing with the major themes pertaining to the topic, from various points of view and covering several disciplinary fields: history, theology, archaeology, and art history. The volume represents the outcome of an international project initiated by Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi of Jerusalem, and the contributors are experts in their fields."--Jacket
The making of the Abrahamic religions in late antiquity by Guy G Stroumsa( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents how ancient Christianity must be understood from the viewpoint of the history of religions in late antiquity. The continuation of biblical prophecy runs like a thread from Jesus through Mani to Muhammad. And yet this thread, arguably the single most important characteristic of the Abrahamic movement, often remains outside the mainstream, hidden, as it were, since it generates heresy. The figures of the Gnostic, the holy man, and the mystic are all sequels of the Israelite prophet. They reflect a mode of religiosity that is characterized by high intensity. It is centripetal and activist by nature and emphasizes sectarianism and polemics, esoteric knowledge, or gnosis and charisma. The other mode of religiosity, obviously much more common than the first one, is centrifugal and irenic. It favors an ecumenical attitude, contents itself with a widely shared faith, or pistis, and reflects, in Weberian parlance, the routinization of the new religious movement. This is the mode of priests and bishops, rather than that of martyrs and holy men. These two main modes of religion, high versus low intensity, exist simultaneously, and cross the boundaries of religious communities. They offer a tool permitting us to follow the transformations of religion in late antiquity in general, and in ancient Christianity in particular, without becoming prisoners of the traditional categories of patristic literature. Through the dialectical relationship between these two modes of religiosity, one can follow the complex transformations of ancient Christianity in its broad religious context. (Publisher's website)
Secrecy and concealment : studies in the history of Mediterranean and Near Eastern religions( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and German and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scriptural universe of ancient Christianity by Guy G Stroumsa( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late antiquity saw a revolution in literate culture the consequences of which, for more than a millennium, were no less dramatic than those of the invention of the movable type in early modernity. Both the transformation of the physical support of the books (from scroll to codex) and also, more importantly, the redaction of foundational texts of new religions, permitted the birth and growth of new, world religions, such as Christianity, Manichaeism, and then Islam. Within and without the borders of the Roman Empire, it was often in translation that those texts circulated, and that commentaries were elaborated, usually in writing but also orally. But the status of books underwent in the Roman world even more radical changes, which have to do with their central role in religion and religious education. Books, including sacred books, had of course existed in archaic and ancient societies, but they were now invested with a new status as they were taking the place previously held by sacrifice at the very core of ritual
Another seed : studies in Gnostic mythology by Guy G Stroumsa( Book )

15 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer, the Bible, and beyond : literary and religious canons in the ancient world( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An international team of experts discusses the process of canon-formation in societies of the ancient world, addressing such issues as canon and the articulation of identity; the hermeneutical attitude toward canonical texts; textual fixity and openness; oral and written canons; methods of transmission, and more. Among the topics discussed are Mesopotamian canons; Zoroastrianism; the Bible; Homer; literary and philosophical canons in ancient Greece and Rome; the New Testament; the Roman law; Rabbinic Judaism and Kabbalistic literature."--Jacket
[Gilgul] = Gilgul : essays on transformation, revolution, and permanence in the history of religions, dedicated to R.J. Zwi Werblowsky( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Multiple languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self, soul, and body in religious experience by Albert I Baumgarten( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformations of the inner self in ancient religions( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of Abrahamic religions by Adam J Silverstein( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides 32 authoritative essays on a wide variety of topics dealing comparatively with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It includes both critical and supportive perspectives on the very concept of the Abrahamic religions and discussions on the role of the figure of Abraham in these religions. It seeks to identify differences and distinctions between the religions at least as much as similarities. (Book jacket)
Contra Iudaeos : ancient and medieval polemics between Christians and Jews( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Self and self-transformation in the history of religions
Dream cultures : explorations in the comparative history of dreamingHidden wisdom : esoteric traditions and the roots of Christian mysticismMorton Smith and Gershom Scholem, correspondence 1945-1982Paradise in antiquity : Jewish and Christian viewsThe end of sacrifice : religious transformations in late antiquityA new science : the discovery of religion in the Age of ReasonTolerance and intolerance in early Judaism and ChristianityChristians and Christianity in the Holy Land : from the origins to the Latin Kingdoms
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Gedaliahu A. G. Stroumsa

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