By Ingvild Saelid Gilhus
Consulting quite a lot of key texts and resource fabric, Animals, Gods and Humans covers 800 years and presents a detailed analysis of early Christian attitudes to, and the location of, animals in Greek and Roman lifestyles and thought.
Both the pagan and Christian conceptions of animals are wealthy and multilayered, and Ingvild Sælid Gilhus expertly examines the dominant subject matters and advancements within the belief of animals.
Including research of: biographies of figures such as Apollonus of Tyana; common heritage; the hot testomony through Gnostic texts; the church fathers; and from pagan and Christian feedback of animal sacrifice, to the acts of martyrs, the resource fabric and designated research integrated during this quantity make it a veritable ceremonial dinner of data for all classicists.
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