Demons in Early Judaism and Christianity
Characters and Characteristics
Series: Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, Volume: 113
Volume Editors: Hector M. Patmore and Josef Lössl
For Jews and Christians in Antiquity beliefs about demons were integral to their reflections on fundamental theological questions, but what kind of ‘being’ did they consider demons to be? To what extent were they thought to be embodied? Were demons thought of as physical entities or merely as metaphors for social and psychological realities? What is the relation between demons and the hypostatization of abstract concepts (fear, impurity, etc) and baleful phenomenon such as disease? These are some of the questions that this volume addresses by focussing on the nature and characteristics of demons — what one might call ‘demonic ontology’.
Prices from (excl. shipping): €138.00
Copyright Year: 2022
Publication date: 19 Sep 2022
Publication date: 15 Sep 2022
Visit PaleoJudaica daily for the latest news on ancient Judaism and the biblical world.