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The omphalos and the cross : pagans and Christians in search of a divine center

Author: Paul Ciholas
Publisher: Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, 2003.
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Named Person: Apollon.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Ciholas
ISBN: 0865547831 9780865547834
OCLC Number: 50802680
Notes: "January 2003."
Description: viii, 513 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Elusive Divine Center --
The Omphalos and Apollonian Religion --
The Christian Idea of a Divine Center and the Cross --
The Omphalos and the Cross --
The Legacy of Apollo --
Apollonian Theogony --
Apollonian Apotheosis --
Dionysian Challenge --
Miasma and Catharsis --
Apollo's Ascension to Wisdom --
The Prophet and the Pythia --
The Sources of Divination --
The Blessings of Madness --
Biblical Prophecy --
The Pythia and Her God --
The Pythia and the Prophet --
The Rise and Fall of the Delphic Oracle --
The Nature of the Oracle --
Divine Ambiguity --
Divine and Human Law in Delphic Perspective --
Oracular Religion and Chaldaean Oracles --
Apollonian Oracles in Christian Perspective --
The Decline of the Oracle --
The Sibyl and Sibylline Oracles --
The Pythia, the Sibyl, and Sibyllini Libri --
The Sibylline Books in Roman History --
Sibylline Oracles in Jewish Religion --
Sibylline Oracles in Early Christianity --
The Rise of Christianity --
The Old and the New in John the Baptist --
The Coming of the Messiah --
The Teaching of Jesus --
The Miracles of the Kingdom --
The Death of a Redeemer --
The Disciples in the Post-Resurrection Era --
Stephen and his Contributions to the Early Church --
The Rise of Paul to Supremacy in Christianity --
The Early Church and Greek Philosophy --
Patristic Reactions to Platonic Thought --
Celsus's Platonistic Logic --
Christianity and Neoplatonic Philosophy --
Christians and Pagans in Their Roman Environment --
Brief Estimate of Roman Religion.
Responsibility: by Paul Ciholas.

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