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The Oriental Religions In Roman Paganism

Author : Franz Valery Marie Cumont
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Genre : Religion
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The Oriental Religions In Roman Paganism Scholar S Choice Edition

Author : Franz Cumont
ISBN : 1297061004
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Oriental Religions In Roman Paganism 1911

Author : Franz Cumont
ISBN : 1564595374
Genre : Religion
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Contents: Rome and the Orient; Why Oriental Religions Spread; Asia Minor; Egypt; Syria; Persia; Astrology and Magic; Transformation of Roman Paganism.
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The Oriental Religions In Roman Paganism With An Introductory Essay By Grant Showerman

Author : Franz Valery Marie 1868-1947 Cumont
ISBN : 1363371606
Genre : History
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Oriental Religions In Roman Paganism

Author : Franz Valery Marie Cumont
ISBN : 9783750407664
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We are fond of regarding ourselves as the heirs of Rome, and we like to think that the Latin genius, after having absorbed the genius of Greece, held an intellectual and moral supremacy in the ancient world similar to the one Europe now maintains, and that the culture of the peoples that lived under the authority of the Cæsars was stamped forever by their strong touch. It is difficult to forget the present entirely and to renounce aristocratic pretensions. We find it hard to believe that the Orient has not always lived, to some extent, in the state of humiliation from which it is now slowly emerging, and we are inclined to ascribe to the ancient inhabitants of Smyrna, Beirut or Alexandria the faults with which the Levantines of today are being reproached. The growing influence of the Orientals that accompanied the decline of the empire has frequently been considered a morbid phenomenon and a symptom of the slow decomposition of the ancient world. Even Renan does not seem to have been sufficiently free from an old prejudice when he wrote on this subject: "That the oldest and most worn out civilization should by its corruption subjugate the younger was inevitable." But if we calmly consider the real facts, avoiding the optical illusion that makes things in our immediate vicinity look larger, we shall form a quite different opinion. It is beyond all dispute that Rome found the point of support of its military power in the Occident. The legions from the Danube and the Rhine were always braver, stronger and better disciplined than those from the Euphrates and the Nile. But it is in the Orient, especially in these countries of "old civilization," that we must look for industry and riches, for technical ability and artistic productions, as well as for intelligence and science, even before Constantine made it the center of political power.
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Religion In Roman Britain

Author : Mr Martin Henig
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Apart from Christianity and the Oriental Cults, religion in Roman Britain is often discussed as though it remained basically Celtic in belief and practice, under a thin veneer of Roman influence. Using a wide range of archaeological evidence, Dr Henig shows that the Roman element in religion was of much greater significance and that the natural Roman veneration for the gods found meaningful expression even in the formal rituals practised in the public temples of Britain.
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After Life In Roman Paganism

Author : Franz Cumont
ISBN : 9781597524537
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At least we can distinguish the principal phases of the religious movement which caused imperial society to pass from incredulity to certain forms of belief in immortality, forms at first somewhat crude but afterwards loftier, and we can see where the movement led. The change was a capital one and transformed for the ancients the whole conception of life. The axis about which morality revolved had to be shifted when ethics no long sought, as in earlier Greek philosophy, to realise the sovereign good on this earth but looked for it after death. Ðfrom the Introduction Contents Preface Historical Introduction 1. After Life in the Tomb 2. The Nether World 3. Celestial Immortality 4. The Winning of Immortality 5. Untimely Death 6. The Journey to the Beyond 7. The Sufferings of Hell and Metempsychosis 8. The Felicity of the Blessed
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Religions Of Rome Volume 1 A History

Author : Mary Beard
ISBN : 0521316820
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A comprehensive and radical new survey of religious life in Rome over the course of a millennium.
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Readings In Western Religious Thought The Ancient World

Author : Patrick V. Reid
ISBN : 0809128500
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An anthology of primary readings in ancient western religious thought from the beginnings of civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt (c. 3000 B.C.E.) to the collapse of the Roman Empire (c. 450 C.E.).
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Romanising Oriental Gods

Author : Jaime Alvar Ezquerra
ISBN : 9789004132931
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The traditional grand narrative correlating the decline of Graeco-Roman religion with the rise of Christianity has been under pressure for three decades. This book argues that the alternative accounts now emerging significantly underestimate the role of three major cults, of Cybele and Attis, Isis and Serapis, and Mithras. Although their differences are plain, these cults present sufficient common features to justify their being taken typologically as a group. All were selective adaptations of much older cults of the Fertile Crescent. It was their relative sophistication, their combination of the imaginative power of unfamiliar myth with distinctive ritual performance and ethical seriousness, that enabled them both to focus and to articulate a sense of the autonomy of religion from the socio-political order, a sense they shared with Early Christianity. The notion of 'mystery' was central to their ability to navigate the Weberian shift from ritualist to ethical salvation.
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Magic And Paganism In Early Christianity

Author : Hans-Josef Klauck
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Readers: College, university, and seminary students; New Testament scholars
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Medieval Number Symbolism

Author : Vincent Foster Hopper
ISBN : 0486414302
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In this classic study, a noted scholar reveals "how deeply rooted in medieval thought was the consciousness of numbers, not as mathematical tools, nor yet as the counters in a game, but as fundamental realities, alive with memories and eloquent with meaning."
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The Astrological Neptune And The Quest For Redemption

Author : Liz Greene
ISBN : 9781609253844
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The longing for redemption is a many-headed daimon that dwells within the most earthbound and prosaic of souls. Neptune is the astrological symbol that describes this energy. Liz Greene, an internationally known astrologer, has given us the most complete and accessible book about Neptune ever written! She explores Neptune themes in literature, myth, politics, religion, fashion, and art to show how this energy manifests.
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Devotions With Your Cat

Author : Katherine Tapley-Milton
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This 380-page devotional book offers daily lessons containing two Bible readings and a thought for the day for meditation.
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Les Religions Orientales Dans Le Monde Grec Et Romain

Author : Corinne Bonnet
ISBN : 9074461719
Genre : Asia
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Can we still talk about "oriental religions " while setting them apart from "the other religions " in the Greek and Roman world? The concept of oriental religions was made canonical by Franz Cumont more than a century ago. Today, it is unanimously questioned, and with solid arguments. But it remains important to understand the context in which the concept arose and functioned. Only then can we return to the ancient religious landscape of Antiquity and study it with more adequate tools. The conference, of which this volume provides the acts, sets out to take stock of the study of oriental religions and to explore them in a new perspective, to study the historiographical heritage and to review the current debate. This volume shows how, at the turn of the twentieth century, a specialised field of knowledge arose with contributions from various disciplines such as ancient history, the history of religions, history of christianity and theology. It also points to new pathways in the research, based upon recently discovered material and inspired by new perspectives and new questions. Finally, this volume sheds new and, we hope, decisive light on the way ancient cults were inscribed in space and time, and on the strategies of integration and demarcation, the complexity of which appears far clearer to us now than it did a century ago, when the epoch-making book by Franz Cumont "The oriental religions in Roman paganism " was first published and started its influence on generations of scholars. (BREPOLS.net).
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The Mysteries Of Isis

Author : DeTraci Regula
ISBN : 1567185606
Genre : History
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"This work provides information on the modern practice of Isis worship, portraying the goddess as a universal rather than specifically Egyptian deity. It contains rituals and exercises demonstrating how to divine the future using the Sacred Scarabs, cast love spells, and more."--Amazon.
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Mark

Author : Phillip J. Cunningham
ISBN : 080913554X
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Mark: The Good News Preached To The Romans places Mark's work against the backdrop of life in ancient Rome. In vivid detail, Phillip J. Cunningham relates the history, the social and political life, and the citizenry of Rome by exploring the significant questions about life and faith from this early Christian community. The result is a fascinating study of the powerful relationship that existed between these first Christians and Mark's gospel within a Roman context.
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