28) The point is not that ancient Near Eastern religions
did not have examples of purpose, of accountability, of security, and even of exclusivity.
To augment two volumes of collected papers published in 2005, Wyatt (emeritus ancient near eastern religions
, U of Edinburgh) has selected, in some cases finished, six more.
Smith, a profoundly unfortunate omission in light of Smith's important work on the motifs of cosmic order, purity, and kingship in Ancient Near Eastern religions
Deep ecologists identify ancient Near Eastern religions
, Christianity, and the scientific worldview as fostering a mindset that seeks to dominate nature.
For him the most distinctive and influential feature of Israelite prophecy was the voicing of social and political dissent by certain individual prophets--a phenomenon unheard of and even unthinkable in other ancient Near Eastern religions
Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions
13 : 11-29.
In order to provide biblical students and others with basic information, Nigosian (biblical and Near Eastern religions
His emphasis on understanding ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern religions
as they were conceived by their own adherents greatly influenced the next generation of historians of religion in Holland.
It should be mentioned that a long article by Bradley Crowell, "The Development of Dagan: A Sketch," Journal of Near Eastern Religions
1 (2001): 32-83, which appeared too late to be taken into full account by Feliu (4 n.
He concludes that "The world of ancient Near Eastern religions
actually knew a number of deities that may be properly described as dying and rising gods" (p.