'a fascinating analysis of the significance of death in early Christianity ... an impressive wealth of archaelogical and literary data [and] the resulting work is clear and readable.'
- The Expository Times Vol.III No.6 March 2000'... the total effect is of an original scholarly study'
- William Frend, Church Times'Davis has produced a stimulating monogaphy on a vast subject'
- Johan Leemans, Heythrop Journal'The book is easy to read, and provides a good introduction to the study of comparative funerary religion for archaeologists and others outside the discipline or religious studies.'
- Assemblage, University of Sheffield'... the application of a Weberian approach is, in itself, a welcome and valuable contribution.'
- Bernadette McNary-Zak, Rhodes College, Reviews in Religion and Theology
About the Author
Jon Davies is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Newcastle. He is the author of The Christian Warrior in the Twentieth Century