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Kimberley Patton is Assistant Professor in the Comparative and Historical Study of Religion at Harvard Divinity School. She received her M.A. (1986) and Ph.D. (1992) from Harvard University in the Study of Religion. Her special fields are ancient Greek religion, archaeology, and iconography. Most recently, she is co-editor and contributing author to a new volume, A Magic Still Dwells: Comparative Religion in a Postmodern Age (University of California at Berkeley, 1998). She is also the author of two forthcoming books, The Religion of the Gods: Divine Reflexivity in Comparative Context (Oxford University Press, 1999), and The Sea Can Wash Away All Evils: Modern Marine Pollution and the Ancient Cathartic Ocean (Harvard University Press, 2000).

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