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In Mist Apparelled

Author: Frederick E. Brenk
Publsiher: Brill Archive
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1977-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9789004052413
Rating: 4.4/5 (524 downloads)

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Inventing Superstition

Author: Dale B. MARTIN
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-06-30
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0674040694
Rating: 4.0/5 (94 downloads)

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The Roman author Pliny the Younger characterizes Christianity as "contagious superstition"; two centuries later the Christian writer Eusebius vigorously denounces Greek and Roman religions as vain and impotent "superstitions." The term of abuse is the same, yet the two writers suggest entirely different things by "superstition." Dale Martin provides the first detailed genealogy of the idea of superstition, its history over eight centuries, from classical Greece to the Christianized Roman Empire of the fourth century C.E. With illuminating reference to the writings of philosophers, historians, and medical teachers he demonstrates that the concept of superstition was invented by Greek intellectuals to condemn popular religious practices and beliefs, especially the belief that gods or other superhuman beings would harm people or cause disease. Tracing the social, political, and cultural influences that informed classical thinking about piety and superstition, nature and the divine, "Inventing Superstition" exposes the manipulation of the label of superstition in arguments between Greek and Roman intellectuals on the one hand and Christians on the other, and the purposeful alteration of the idea by Neoplatonic philosophers and Christian apologists in late antiquity. "Inventing Superstition" weaves a powerfully coherent argument that will transform our understanding of religion in Greek and Roman culture and the wider ancient Mediterranean world.

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The Afterlife Imagery in Luke's Story of the Rich Man and Lazarus

Author: Outi Lehtipuu
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2007
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9004153012
Rating: 4.3/5 (12 downloads)

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This book studies in detail the afterlife scene in the story of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). The description of the afterlife is related, on the one hand, to the overall Hellenistic cultural milieu and, on the other hand, to Luke's eschatological views.

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The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology

Author: Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 599
Release: 2015-11-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 9004306218
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In her wide-ranging study The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology, Dorian Greenbaum explores the daimon and astrology’s connections to fate, mythology, philosophy; Greek, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Gnostic and Mithraic religion; the doctrine of lots and allotment; concepts of fortune, love and necessity.

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Relighting the Souls

Author: Frederick E. Brenk
Publsiher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1998
Genre: History
ISBN: 9783515071581
Rating: 4.5/5 (715 downloads)

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In the last ten years, there has been an enormous awakening of interest in Plutarch. This collection contains many stimulating and important articles from the Plutarch renaissance, especially on the interaction between divine and human worlds, and on expectations in the next life. But treated here are also a number of other challenging topics in classical Greek literature. Among them are the Near Eastern background of early Greek myth and literature, the decisive speech of Achilleus' mentor, Phoenix, in the Iliad, divine assimilations and ruler cult, the language of Menander's young men, the vision of God in Middle Platonism, blessed afterlife in the mysteries, Greek epiphanies and the Acts of the Apostles, and the revolt at Jerusalem against Antiochos Epiphanes in the light of similar cities under Hellenistic rule. Another book of Frederick E. Brenk: Clothed in Purple Light. (Franz Steiner 1998)

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Epikureismus in der späten Republik und der Kaiserzeit

Author: Karl-und-Gertrud-Abel Stiftung. Tagung
Publsiher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2000
Genre: History
ISBN: 9783515074940
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Epikurs Lehre erfreut sich wachsender Aufmerksamkeit. Doch verdient auch die Geschichte des Epikureismus, insbesondere der Kaiserzeit, Interesse. Keineswegs verschwindet die diesseits orientierte Lehre Epikurs trotz wachsendem Streben der Philosophie nach Transzendenz in der Spatantike. Eine Analyse paganer wie auch christlicher Autoren zeigt, dass insbesondere Epikurs Ethik und ihr Angebot praktischer Lebenshilfe als Teil einer "praeparatio philosophica" uberlebt, ins Mittelalter vermittelt wurde und in der Renaissance Auferstehung feierte. Die Vortrage dieses Bandes begeben sich deshalb auf Spurensuche. Unter verschiedenen Gesichtspunkten gehen sie der Tradition des Epikureismus in der spaten Republik und der Kaiserzeit nach und folgen ihnen bis zur Renaissance. Inhalt: Einleitung Graziano Arrighetti: Filodemo fra poesia, mito e storia Marcello Gigante: Seneca, ein Nachfolger Philodems? Dieter Timpe: Der Epikureismus in der romischen Gesellschaft der Kaiserzeit Martin F. Smith: Digging up Diogenes: New Epicurean texts from Oinoanda in Lycia Diskin Clay: Diogenes and his gods Matthias Baltes: Epikureische Theologie Mauro Tulli: L'epitome die Epicuro e la trasmissione del sapere nel Medioplatonismo Carlos Levy: Philon d'Alexandrie et l'epicurisme Tiziano Dorandi: Plotina, Adriano e gli Epicurei di Atene Franco Ferrari: La falsita delle asserzioni relative al futuro: un argomento epicureo contro la mantica in Plut. Pyth. orac. 10 Keimpe A. Algra: The Treatise of Cleomedes and its Critique of Epicurean Cosmology Christoph Markschies: Epikureismus bei Origenes und in der origenistischen Tradition Jose Kany-Turpin: Lactance, un critique mesestime de l'epicurisme Therese Fuhrer: Zwischen Skeptizismus und Platonismus: Augustins Auseinandersetzung mit der epikureischen Lehre in conf. 6 Dominic O'Meara: Epikur bei Simplikios Clemens Zintzen: Epikur in der Renaissance Michael Erler: Epikur in Raffaels "Schule von Athen"? Register

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Kleine Schriften: Philosophica

Author: Walter Burkert
Publsiher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2008
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 3525252730
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English summary: This volume of Walter Burkert's Kleine Schriften, edited by Thomas Alexander Szlezak and Karl-Heinz Stanzel, focuses on his writings on ancient philosophy. German text. German description: Der emeritierte Zuricher Grazist Walter Burkert ist einer der bedeutendsten deutschsprachigen Gelehrten, dessen Forschungen nicht nur auf dem Gebiet der Religionswissenschaft, sondern auch auf dem der antiken Philosophie im deutschsprachigen Raum wie auch weit daruber hinaus international groae Beachtung gefunden haben. Der vorliegende achte Band der Kleinen Schriften Burkerts, dessen erstmals 1962 erschienene Habilitationsschrift uber den antiken Pythagoreismus bereits zentralen Fragen der antiken Philosophie galt, enthalt die wichtigsten kleineren Arbeiten des Gelehrten zu Fragen der antiken Philosophie aus den Jahren 1959 bis 2004; einen Schwerpunkt bilden die Arbeiten zur vorsokratischen und platonischen Philosophie, vielfach handelt es sich auch um systematische Fragen und ubergeordnete Aspekte, die den gesamten Bereich des griechischen Denkens beruhren.

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Gott und die Götter bei Plutarch

Author: Rainer Hirsch-Luipold
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2005
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9783110184792
Rating: 4.0/5 (847 downloads)

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Plutarch verknüpft als Schriftsteller, platonischer Philosoph und delphischer Priester in eigentümlicher Weise Theologie, Philosophie und verschiedene Traditionen gelebter Religion (Mysterien, ägyptische Religion, Zoroastrismus) miteinander. Diezwölf Beiträge führender Plutarchforscher aus den Bereichen Philosophie, Klassische Philologie, Religionswissenschaft und Theologie beleuchten das Verhältnis des einen Göttlichen im Denken Plutarchs zu den vielen Göttern des griechischen Pantheons - aber auch anderer religiöser Traditionen.

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Writing and Fantasy

Author: Ceri Sullivan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-06-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1317883799
Rating: 4.3/5 (99 downloads)

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Writing and Fantasy brings together essays which restore a sense of the fantastic as a political response to cultural opportunities and pressures. It moves on from two conventional fields of discussion: the psychoanalytic, where phantasies are produced by the emergence of the consciousness, and the social, where fantasies are the production of nineteenth-century individualism. Chapters run from the classical period to the twentieth century, each focusing on a local reading of how fantasy acts as a strategy to contain or exploit specific historical and cultural moments. A wide variety of sites are investigated including the feminization of the wild west, originary and maternal spaces, highwaywomen, financial credit, and the ideal home. Multiple genres containing fantasy are explored, ranging from ghost stories to feminist utopias. Aids to the reader include an introduction summarising recent discussions of fantasy, illustrations dealing with visual fantasies, and an annotated bibliography. The new research presented here will be of great interest to academics and students in literature, history and cultural studies departments who are working in the field of the historical development of concepts of fantasy, cultural opposition, and the imbrication of politics and modes of representation.

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The Origin and Persistence of Evil in Galatians

Author: Tyler A. Stewart
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2022-02-25
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 3161598733
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"Was Paul's view of evil based on Adam's fall or a mere reflex of Christology? Tyler A. Stewart argues that, in Galatians, Paul's thoughts about where evil comes from and why it continues are not based on Adam's fall as the background story, but rather the rebellion of angels."--Page 4 of printed paper wrapper.

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A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic

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Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2020-03-09
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9004404473
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This volume approaches Plutarch’s intellectual and professional activity, and the the way he managed to cover such an impressive range of areas and interests, which make of his work an inexhaustible source of information on the ancient world.

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Facing the Gods

Author: Verity Platt
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 501
Release: 2011-07-28
Genre: History
ISBN: 0521861713
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This book explores divine manifestations and their representations not only in art, but also in literature, histories and inscriptions. The cultural analysis of epiphany is set within a historical framework that examines its development from the archaic period through the Hellenistic world and into the Roman Empire.

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Prophecy in Early Christianity and the Ancient Mediterranean World

Author: David Edward Aune
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 540
Release: 1983
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780802806352
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Aune's comprehensive study of early Christian prophecy includes a review of its antecedents (Greco-Roman oracles, ancient Israelite prophecy, prophecy in early Judaism), a discussion of Jesus as prophet, and analyses of Christian prophetic speeches from Paul to the middle of the second century A.D.

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Military Leaders and Sacred Space in Classical Greek Warfare

Author: Sonya Nevin
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-11-10
Genre: History
ISBN: 1786730677
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The ancient Greeks attributed great importance to the sacred during war and campaigning, as demonstrated from their earliest texts. Among the first four lines of the Iliad, for example, is a declaration that Apollo began the feud between Achilles and Agamemnon and sent a plague upon the Greek army because its leader, Agamemnon, had mistreated Apollo's priest. In this first in-depth study of the attitude of military commanders towards holy ground, Sonya Nevin addresses the customs and conduct of these leaders in relation to sanctuaries, precincts, shrines, temples and sacral objects. Focusing on a variety of Greek kings and captains, the author shows how military leaders were expected to react to the sacred sites of their foes. She further explores how they were likely to respond, and how their responses shaped the way such generals were viewed by their communities, by their troops, by their enemies and also by those like Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon who were writing their lives. This is a groundbreaking study of the significance of the sacred in warfare and the wider culture of antiquity.

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Fate, Providence and Moral Responsibility in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Thought

Author: Pieter d’Hoine
Publsiher: Leuven University Press
Total Pages: 809
Release: 2014-03-05
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9058679705
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Essays on key moments in the intellectual history of the West This book forms a major contribution to the discussion on fate, providence and moral responsibility in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Early Modern times. Through 37 original papers, renowned scholars from many different countries, as well as a number of young and promising researchers, write the history of the philosophical problems of freedom and determinism since its origins in pre-socratic philosophy up to the seventeenth century. The main focus points are classic Antiquity (Plato and Aristotle), the Neoplatonic synthesis of late Antiquity (Plotinus, Proclus, Simplicius), and thirteenth-century scholasticism (Thomas Aquinas, Henry of Ghent). They do not only represent key moments in the intellectual history of the West, but are also the central figures and periods to which Carlos Steel, the dedicatary of this volume, has devoted his philosophical career.

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Revelation 6-16, Volume 52B

Author: Dr. David Aune
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2017-12-12
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0310587263
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The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship. Overview of Commentary Organization Introduction—covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology. Each section of the commentary includes: Pericope Bibliography—a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope. Translation—the author’s own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English. Notes—the author’s notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation. Form/Structure/Setting—a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here. Comment—verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research. Explanation—brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues. General Bibliography—occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliography contains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.