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Spiritual taxonomies and ritual authority : Platonists, priests, and gnostics in the Third Century C.E.

Author: Heidi Marx-Wolf
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
Series: Divinations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spiritual Taxonomies and Ritual Authority recounts how philosophers of the late third century C.E. organized the spirit world into hierarchies, positioning themselves as high priests in the process. By establishing themselves as experts on sacred matters, they fortified their authority, prestige, and reputation.
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Marx-Wolf, Heidi.
Spiritual taxonomies and ritual authority.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015029736
(OCoLC)917888557
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Marx-Wolf
ISBN: 0812292448 9780812292442
OCLC Number: 933443387
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (200 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Abbreviations --
Introduction --
Chapter 1. How to Feed a Daemon: Third-Century Philosophers on Blood Sacrifice --
Chapter 2. Everything in Its Right Place: Spiritual Taxonomy in Third-Century Platonism --
Chapter 3. The Missing Link: Third-Century Platonists and “Gnostics” on Daemons and Other Spirits --
Chapter 4. High Priests of the Highest God: Third-Century Platonists as Ritual Experts --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
Acknowledgments
Series Title: Divinations.
Responsibility: Heidi Marx-Wolf.
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