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Universal salvation in late antiquity : Porphyry of tyre and the pagan-christian debate

Author: Michael Bland Simmons
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new study of Porphyrian soteriology, or the concept of the salvation of the soul, in the thought of Porphyry of Tyre

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Named Person: Porfirio
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bland Simmons
ISBN: 9780190202392 0190202394
OCLC Number: 926867585
Description: xliv, 491 p.
Contents: Porphyry of Tyre : life & historical contexts --
Contextualizing a Porphyrian soteriology --
De philosophia ex oraculis : soteriological structure and contents --
The contra Christianos in the context of universalism --
Eusebius and Porphyry : the theophany --
The historical and cultural context of universalism --
The meaning of salvation in a Greco-Roman milieu --
Philosophia ex oraculis : a tripartite universalism --
Porphyry & Iamblichus --
Eschatological salvation --
Historical context : Caracalla to Constantine --
Religious universalism : paganism and Christianity --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Responsibility: Michael Bland Simmons.

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