Sharing and Hiding Religious Knowledge in Early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Mladen Popović (Editor), Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta (Editor), Clare Wilde (Editor)

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    Abstract

    In Antiquity, knowledge was cherished as a scarce good, cultivated through
    the close teacher-student relationship, and often preserved in the closed
    circle of the initiated. From Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform texts to a
    Shi‘ite Islamic tradition, this volume explores how and why knowledge was
    shared or concealed by diverse communities in various ancient and late antique
    cultural contexts. In these essays, a range of scholars from Assyrian studies
    to Jewish, Christian, and Islamic studies examine diverse approaches to,
    and modes of, knowledge transmission and concealment, shedding new
    light on both the interconnectedness, as well as the unique aspects, of the
    monotheistic faiths and their relationship to the ancient civilizations of the
    Fertile Crescent.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherDe Gruyter
    Number of pages210
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-11-059660-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-11-059571-0, 978-3-11-064373-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1-Oct-2018

    Publication series

    NameJudaism, Christianity, and Islam – Tension, Transmission, Transformation
    PublisherDe Gruyter
    Volume10

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