Joselyn Godwin, 1st Edition 1981
In this tome, Jocelyn Godwin guides the reader through the lively religious landscape of Antiquity. From the Mithraic warrior cults and state religion in the Roman Empire, she covers the early Abrahamic faiths; both early Christians, Judaism and their strange cousins, the Gnostics. Of particular interest to the scholar is her coverage of folk belief in this period. A fantastic and rare source.