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Theologies of ancient Greek religion

Author: Esther Eidinow; Julia Kindt; Robin Osborne
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Series: Cambridge classical studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Studied for many years by scholars with Christianising assumptions, Greek religion has often been said to be quite unlike Christianity: a matter of particular actions (orthopraxy), rather than particular beliefs (orthodoxies). This volume dares to think that, both in and through religious practices and in and through religious thought and literature, the ancient Greeks engaged in a sustained conversation about the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Eidinow; Julia Kindt; Robin Osborne
ISBN: 9781107153479 1107153476
OCLC Number: 945072617
Description: xvii, 423 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: what might we mean by the theologies of ancient Greek religion? / Shaul Tor --
2. The story of theology and the theology of the story / Julia Kindt --
3. Theologies of the family in Homer and Hesiod / Barbara Graziosi --
4. Who's afraid of Cypselus? Contested theologies and dynastic dedications / Renaud Gagne --
5. Heraclitus on Apollo's signs and his own: contemplating oracles and philosophical inquiry / Shaul Tor --
6. The `theology' of the Dionysia and Old Comedy / Eric Csapo --
7. Polytheism and tragedy / Simon Goldhill --
8. Gods and men in ancient Greek conceptions of lawgiving / Hannah Willey --
9. Popular theologies: the gift of divine envy / Esther Eidinow --
10. Sacrificial theologies / Robin Osborne --
11. Theologies of statues in Classical Greek art / Milette Gaifman --
12. The gods in the Athenian assembly / Gunther Martin --
13. Plato and the secularisation of Greek theology / Rick Benitez --
14. Providence and religion in Middle Platonism / George Boys-Stones --
15. Narratives of continuity and discontinuity / Peter Van Nuffelen.
Series Title: Cambridge classical studies.
Responsibility: edited by Esther Eidinow, University of Nottingham, Julia Kindt, University of Sydney, Robin Osborne, University of Cambridge.

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This book does away once and for all with the assumption that only religions of the book think systematically about god(s).  Read more...

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