Greek Philosophy and Mystery Cults

Author: María José García Blanco,María José Martín-Velasco
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443889598
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 260
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The contributions to this book offer a broad vision of the relationships that were established between Greek Philosophy and the Mystery Cults. The authors centre their attention on such thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoic and the Neoplatonist philosophers, who used – and in some cases criticised – doctrinal elements from Mystery Cults, adapting them to their own thinking. Thus, the volume provides a new approach to some of the most renowned Greek philosophers, highlighting the influence that Mystery Cults, such as Orphism, Dionysianism, or the Eleusinian rites, had on the formation of fundamental aspects of their thinking. Given its interdisciplinary character, this book will appeal to a broad academic readership interested in the origin of Hellenic thinking and culture. It will be especially useful for those eager for a deeper approach to two fundamental domains that attract the attention of many Antiquity scholars: Greek philosophy and religion.


Author: Jan Assmann,Fritz Graf,Jorg Rupke,Tonio Holscher,Ludwig Koenen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110201399
Category: Religion
Page: 294
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CliffsNotes on The New Testament

Author: Charles H Patterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544182928
Category: Religion
Page: 104
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. In CliffsNotes on The New Testament, you follow along what's often called "The Greatest Story Ever Told" as it recounts the teachings of the prophet Jesus of Nazareth, who lived 2,000 years ago. It is a rich source of poetry and knowledge and is the rock upon which Christianity stands. This study guide carries you along on Jesus' incredible journey by providing summaries and commentaries on The New Testament of the Bible. Other features that help you study include An introduction to the New Testament The historical background of Christianity An outline of the life of Jesus A selected bibliography that leads you to more great resources Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Homo Necans

Interpretationen altgriechischer Opferriten und Mythen
Author: Walter Burkert
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110808471
Category: History
Page: 390
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Refutatio omnium haeresium

Author: Hippolytus
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110858231
Category: Religion
Page: 557
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Since 1963 the series Patristische Texte und Studien has been publishing research findings coordinated by the Patristics Commission, which today is a joint venture of all the German Academies. The series is presenting editions, commentaries and monographs on the writings and teachings of the Church Fathers.

A User's Guide to Franz Rosenzweig's Star of Redemption

Author: Norbert M. Samuelson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317832450
Category: Social Science
Page: 386
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This user-friendly guide will help students of the 'Star' to be able to discuss at a basic level what, at least conceptually, Rosenzweig intended to say and how all that he says is interrelated.

The Mystery-Religions

Author: S. Angus
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486143511
Category: Philosophy
Page: 384
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Classic study explores the Eleusinian mysteries of ancient Greece; Asiatic cults of Cybele, the Magna Mater, and Attis; Dionysian groups; Orphics; Egyptian devotees of Isis and Osiris; Mithraism; and others.

Seeing Through Christianity

A Critique of Beliefs and Evidence
Author: Bill Zuersher
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499018452
Category: Philosophy
Page: 316
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The only book you’ll ever need to read about Christianity. This remarkable book provides a critical overview of Christian beliefs and the evidence for them. Where did these beliefs come from? Are there good reasons to believe Christianity is true? Bill Zuersher clearly explains each of Christianity’s major beliefs. He then proceeds to demonstrate significant difficulties with each of them. The book tackles these beliefs in a logical order, beginning with the problems at the root of virtually all religions, suffering and death, and culminating in their supposed resolution through Jesus. Mr. Zuersher also examines the evidence for Christianity, namely religious writings and the historical fact of the early Jesus movement. He makes the case that this evidence does not support the religion’s claims and he provides naturalistic alternative explanations for how its core beliefs arose. In these pages we see the coalescence of Jewish and Zoroastrian religious ideas with those of Greek philosophy and mystery cults, to form the belief system we recognize as Christianity today. The result, Mr. Zuersher argues, is not revealed truth, but rather a human patchwork which contains unwarranted assumptions and logical flaws, all founded upon questionable evidence. Entertaining throughout, it is must-reading for skeptics, apologists, and anyone interested the world’s largest religion or the culture wars behind today’s politics — an invaluable resource for students and teachers, writers and debaters.

Die Entdecker

Das Abenteuer des Menschen, sich und die Welt zu erkennen
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 303486650X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 826
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Kult und Mysterium
Author: Manfred Clauss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783805345811
Category: Mithraism
Page: 192
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Das Indogermanische Erbe Der Mysterien
Author: Michael Janda
Publisher: N.A
Category: Eleusinian mysteries
Page: 351
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Mercer Dictionary of the Bible

Author: Watson E. Mills,Roger Aubrey Bullard
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865543737
Category: Religion
Page: 987
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An encyclopedic guide to the interpretation and understanding of biblical literature. Though written by members of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, the 1,450 original entries by some 225 contributors are diverse in viewpoint and devoid of theological prescription. They're

A Commentary on the Order of Mass of The Roman Missal : A New English Translation

Author: Edward Foley
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814662560
Category: Religion
Page: 680
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A Commentary on the Order of Mass of The Roman Missal gathers the insights of some of today's foremost English-speaking liturgical scholars to aid in understanding this most recent edition of the Order of Mass and its new English translation. Developed under the auspices of the Catholic Academy of Liturgy this commentary was guided by three primary concerns: to situate the promulgation of a new English translation of the Roman Missal historically and theologically to aid in the pastoral implementation of these texts and rites to contribute to the ongoing development of vernacular worship for English-speaking Roman Catholics Contributors include: John Baldovin Anscar Chupungco Mary Collins Keith Pecklers David Power Joyce Ann Zimmermann The volume is edited by John Baldovin, SJ, Professor of Historical and Liturgical Theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Mary Collins, OSB, Professor Emerita at The Catholic University of America School of Theology and Religious Studies, Washington DC Edward Foley, Capuchin, the Duns Scotus Professor of Spirituality and Professor of Liturgy and Music at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago Joanne Pierce, Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA