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Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

Take a deep dive into the ancient roots of our culture as you explore the religious history of the ancient Mediterranean world.

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48 Lectures

1
Image of Talking About Ancient Religious Cultures
Talking About Ancient Religious Cultures
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2
Image of What is Religion?
What is Religion?
0 of 30 min
3
Image of Early Prehistoric Religion
Early Prehistoric Religion
0 of 30 min
4
Image of Prehistoric Religion—The Neolithic Era
Prehistoric Religion—The Neolithic Era
0 of 30 min
5
Image of Egypt—A Unique Religious Culture
Egypt—A Unique Religious Culture
0 of 30 min
6
Image of Egyptian Creation Stories and Their Meaning
Egyptian Creation Stories and Their Meaning
0 of 29 min
7
Image of The Egyptian Pantheon
The Egyptian Pantheon
0 of 30 min
8
Image of Egyptian Myths of Kingship
Egyptian Myths of Kingship
0 of 30 min
9
Image of  Egyptian Myths of the Underworld
Egyptian Myths of the Underworld
0 of 30 min
10
Image of  Egypt—The Power of Goddesses
Egypt—The Power of Goddesses
0 of 30 min
11
Image of  Egypt—Religion in Everyday Life
Egypt—Religion in Everyday Life
0 of 30 min
12
Image of  Egypt—The Beginning of Wisdom
Egypt—The Beginning of Wisdom
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13
Image of  Mesopotamia—The Land Between the Rivers
Mesopotamia—The Land Between the Rivers
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14
Image of  Mesopotamia—Stories of Creation
Mesopotamia—Stories of Creation
0 of 30 min
15
Image of  Mesopotamia—Inanna the Goddess
Mesopotamia—Inanna the Goddess
0 of 29 min
16
Image of  Mesopotamia—Gilgamesh the King
Mesopotamia—Gilgamesh the King
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17
Image of  Mesopotamia—The Search for Eternal Life
Mesopotamia—The Search for Eternal Life
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18
Image of  Mesopotamia—The Great Flood
Mesopotamia—The Great Flood
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19
Image of  Ancient Concepts of the Divine
Ancient Concepts of the Divine
0 of 31 min
20
Image of  The Gods of Syria-Palestine
The Gods of Syria-Palestine
0 of 30 min
21
Image of  Israel's Ancestral History
Israel's Ancestral History
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22
Image of  Israel's National History
Israel's National History
0 of 30 min
23
Image of  Prophecy in the Ancient Near East
Prophecy in the Ancient Near East
0 of 29 min
24
Image of  Early Prophecy in Israel
Early Prophecy in Israel
0 of 30 min
25
Image of  Classical Israelite Prophecy
Classical Israelite Prophecy
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26
Image of  Israel's Great Crisis
Israel's Great Crisis
0 of 30 min
27
Image of  Syria-Palestine—The Problem of Evil
Syria-Palestine—The Problem of Evil
0 of 30 min
28
Image of  Early Aegean Civilizations
Early Aegean Civilizations
0 of 30 min
29
Image of  Religious Culture in the Iliad and the Odyssey
Religious Culture in the Iliad and the Odyssey
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30
Image of  Religious Culture in Archaic Greece
Religious Culture in Archaic Greece
0 of 30 min
31
Image of  Greece—How Things Came to Be
Greece—How Things Came to Be
0 of 30 min
32
Image of  Greece—The Goddess
Greece—The Goddess
0 of 30 min
33
Image of  The Classical Era in Greece
The Classical Era in Greece
0 of 30 min
34
Image of  Greece—Philosophy as Religion
Greece—Philosophy as Religion
0 of 31 min
35
Image of  Religious Culture in the Hellenistic World
Religious Culture in the Hellenistic World
0 of 29 min
36
Image of  Mystery Religions in the Hellenistic World
Mystery Religions in the Hellenistic World
0 of 30 min
37
Image of  Mystery Religions from the East
Mystery Religions from the East
0 of 30 min
38
Image of  Roman Religious Culture Before the Empire
Roman Religious Culture Before the Empire
0 of 32 min
39
Image of  Rome—Saviors and Divine Men
Rome—Saviors and Divine Men
0 of 30 min
40
Image of  Rome—Divination, Astrology, and Magic
Rome—Divination, Astrology, and Magic
0 of 31 min
41
Image of  Rome—Critics and Charlatans
Rome—Critics and Charlatans
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42
Image of  Jesus of Nazareth as a Figure in History
Jesus of Nazareth as a Figure in History
0 of 31 min
43
Image of Creating Jesus Communities
Creating Jesus Communities
0 of 31 min
44
Image of  Living and Dying for the God(s)
Living and Dying for the God(s)
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45
Image of Women's Religious Roles in the Early Empire
Women's Religious Roles in the Early Empire
0 of 30 min
46
Image of The Jesus Movement in the Greco-Roman World
The Jesus Movement in the Greco-Roman World
0 of 33 min
47
Image of The Death and Rebirth of the Old Gods
The Death and Rebirth of the Old Gods
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48
Image of  Conclusion—Persisting Ideas and Yearnings
Conclusion—Persisting Ideas and Yearnings
0 of 31 min

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October 7, 2018

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w********m
October 5, 2018

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c********m
September 18, 2018
A fascinating examination of Religious ideas. I also enjoyed the professor's dry humor which helped bridge the gap between the ancient world and our own culture.

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