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Ancient mystery cults

Author: Walter Burkert
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1987.
Series: Carl Newell Jackson lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The foremost historian of Greek religion provides the first comprehensive, comparative study of a little-known aspect of ancient religious beliefs and practices. Secret mystery cults flourished within the larger culture of the public religion of Greece and Rome for roughly a thousand years. This book is neither a history nor a survey but a comparative phenomenology concentrating on five major cults. In defining the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 87008379
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Burkert, Walter, 1931-2015.
Ancient mystery cults.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)988222270
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Burkert
ISBN: 0674033868 9780674033863 0674033876 9780674033870
OCLC Number: 15489190
Notes: "Carl Newell Jackson lectures"--Half title page.
Includes indexes.
Description: ix, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Personal needs in this life and after death --
Organizations and identities --
Theologia and mysteries: myth, allegory, and Platonism --
The extraordinary experience.
Series Title: Carl Newell Jackson lectures.
Other Titles: Carl Newell Jackson lectures.
Responsibility: Walter Burkert.

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