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The mystery-religions : a study in the religious background of early Christianity

Author: S Angus
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book generally considered the most useful single work in English on the subject, attempts to answer such questions, while at the same time offering a sound, solid background in the various forms of religious experience that are grouped together under the term Mystery-Religious.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S Angus
ISBN: 0486231240 9780486231242
OCLC Number: 1323679
Notes: Reprint of the 2d ed. published in 1928 by Scribner, New York under title: The mystery-religions and Christianity.
Includes indexes.
Description: xvi, 359 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Orientation: the historical crises of the Graeco-Roman world in their bearing upon the mystery-religions and Christianity --
What is a mystery-religion? --
The three stages of a mystery --
The appeal of the mystery-religions (a) --
The appeal of the mystery-religions (b) --
The defects of the mysteries and their ultimate failure --
The victory of Christianity.
Other Titles: Mystery-religions and Christianity
Responsibility: by S. Angus.
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This book generally considered the most useful single work in English on the subject, attempts to answer such questions, while at the same time offering a sound, solid background in the various forms of religious experience that are grouped together under the term Mystery-Religious.

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