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Author Herrero de Juregui, Miguel

Title Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity : Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity
Published Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2010


Description 1 online resource (456 pages)
Series Sozomena
Contents Frontmatter; Table of Contents; I. Introduction; II. Orphic religious presence in the Imperial Age; III. Fields of intersection; IV. Orphic Tradition in Christian Apologetic Literature; V. Christian Strategies; VI. Orphism in the light of Christian apologetics; Backmatter
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 o
Notes Print version record
Subject Christianity and other religions -- Dionysia.
Interfaith relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110216608