The Mystery-religions: A Study in the Religious Background of Early Christianity

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Courier Corporation, 2 de nov. de 2011 - 359 páginas
Classic study offers understanding of ancient religious cults, their appeal and eventual failure in the face of Christianity. Eleusinian Mysteries of Greece; Attis and Magna Mater; Dionysian groups; Egyptian Cults of Isis and Osiris; and others.
 

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CHAPTER I
1
THE DEFECTS OF THE MYSTERIES AND THEIR ULTIMATE
5
Alexander the Great 1522
15
The Romans in contact with the East
30
Growth of Mysterycults from humble origins
43
CHAPTER III
76
Epopteia and Blessedness
135
CHAPTER IV
144
Success of the Mysteries
149
CHAPTER V
175
Views of ancient writers
237
Views of modern writers
244
CHAPTER VII
271
An historic and personal centre
309
BIBLIOGRAPHY
315
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