Matt McCarty’s edited volume The Archaeology of Mithraism: New Finds and Approaches to Mithras-Worship released

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies is pleased to announce that Matt McCarty’s coedited volume The Archaeology of Mithraism: New Finds and Approaches to Mithras-Worship has been released as a BABesch supplement.

In exploring a Persianate cult in the Roman Empire, the book seeks to shift focus away from questions of abstract doctrines and ideas. Instead, it starts from the premise that, like much “religion” in the Roman world, the cult of Mithras must be examined through its practices, the ritual craft knowledge which enabled those rites, and the social structures thus mediated.

More details can be found on the publisher’s website: https://www.peeters-leuven.be/detail.php?search_key=9789042943520&series_number_str=39&lang=en

Congratulations Matt!