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Inventing Superstition : From the Hippocratics to the Christians.

Author: Dale B Martin
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 2009.
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Martin, Dale B.
Inventing Superstition : From the Hippocratics to the Christians.
Cambridge : Harvard University Press, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dale B Martin
ISBN: 9780674040694 0674040694
OCLC Number: 1041148789
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages)
Contents: Preface; 1 Superstitious Christians; 2 Problems of Definition; 3 Inventing Deisidaimonia: Theophrastus, Religious Etiquette, and Theological Optimism; 4 Dealing with Disease: The Hippocratics and the Divine; 5 Solidifying a New Sensibility: Plato and Aristotle on the Optimal Universe; 6 Diodorus Siculus and the Failure of Philosophy; 7 Cracks in the Philosophical System: Plutarch and the Philosophy of Demons; 8 Galen on the Necessity of Nature and the Theology of Teleology; 9 Roman Superstitio and Roman Power; 10 Celsus and the Attack on Christianity. 11 Origen and the Defense of Christianity12 The Philosophers Turn: Philosophical Daimons in Late Antiquity; 13 Turning the Tables: Eusebius, the "Triumph" of Christianity, and the Superstition of the Greeks; Conclusion: The Rise and Fall of a Grand Optimal Illusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index.

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