Book of Revelation
Bible of San Paolo Fuori Le Muri c 950
Forthcoming Dreams and Divination from Byzantium to Baghdad (400-1000 CE). Oxford, in press.
The project at Macquarie University uncovers the common themes in dream literature from pagan and Jewish antiquity to early Christianity and early Islam, showing how dreams and prophecy have been used to increase religious control, and to justify violence since the period of Late Antiquity.
“It stresses the common cultural roots of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by uncovering the crucial role of dreams and prophecy in increasing the authority of religious leaders, and the use of dreams to justify inter-religious violence.”