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Author Herrero de Jáuregui, Miguel

Title Orphism and Christianity in late antiquity / Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui
Published Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 442 pages) : illustrations
Series Sozomena : studies in the recovery of ancient texts ; v. 7
Sozomena (Berlin, Germany) ; v. 7.
Contents Introduction -- Orphic religious presence in the Imperial Age -- Fields of intersection -- Orphic tradition in Christian apologetic literature -- Christian strategies -- Orphism in the light of Christian apologetics
Summary Many recent discoveries have confirmed the importance of Orphism for ancient Greek religion, philosophy, and literature. However, its nature and role are still very controversial. The key problem of its relationship to Christianity has been discussed by ancient and modern authors from many different viewpoints, albeit too often tainted with apologetic interests and unconscious projections. This free and thorough study of the ancient sources sheds light on these questions and illuminates the complexity of the encounter between Classical culture and Jewish-Christian tradition. New perspectives on the relationship between Classical and Jewish-Christian culture On the avowed subject of Orphism Author is specialist within the field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the Spanish with occasional entries in Greek
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Subject Christianity and other religions -- Dionysia.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
Interfaith relations
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110216608
Other Titles Tradición órfica y cristianismo antiguo. English