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The omphalos and the cross : pagans and Christians in search of a divine center

Author: Paul Ciholas
Publisher: Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Omphalos and the Cross. Paul Ciholas shows how the religious climate of antiquity forced Christians to grapple with Apollonian religion and its hold over citizens of the Roman Empire. Every effort was made by the early church to convince Christians that the welfare of all required that they be good citizens and respect Roman authority. Yet Christian faith compelled them to oppose what they would like to have  Read more...
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Named Person: Apollon.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Ciholas
ISBN: 0865547831 9780865547834
OCLC Number: 50802680
Notes: "January 2003."
Description: viii, 513 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Elusive Divine Center --
The Omphalos and Apollonian Religion --
The Christian Idea of a Divine Center and the Cross --
The Omphalos and the Cross --
The Legacy of Apollo --
Apollonian Theogony --
Apollonian Apotheosis --
Dionysian Challenge --
Miasma and Catharsis --
Apollo's Ascension to Wisdom --
The Prophet and the Pythia --
The Sources of Divination --
The Blessings of Madness --
Biblical Prophecy --
The Pythia and Her God --
The Pythia and the Prophet --
The Rise and Fall of the Delphic Oracle --
The Nature of the Oracle --
Divine Ambiguity --
Divine and Human Law in Delphic Perspective --
Oracular Religion and Chaldaean Oracles --
Apollonian Oracles in Christian Perspective --
The Decline of the Oracle --
The Sibyl and Sibylline Oracles --
The Pythia, the Sibyl, and Sibyllini Libri --
The Sibylline Books in Roman History --
Sibylline Oracles in Jewish Religion --
Sibylline Oracles in Early Christianity --
The Rise of Christianity --
The Old and the New in John the Baptist --
The Coming of the Messiah --
The Teaching of Jesus --
The Miracles of the Kingdom --
The Death of a Redeemer --
The Disciples in the Post-Resurrection Era --
Stephen and his Contributions to the Early Church --
The Rise of Paul to Supremacy in Christianity --
The Early Church and Greek Philosophy --
Patristic Reactions to Platonic Thought --
Celsus's Platonistic Logic --
Christianity and Neoplatonic Philosophy --
Christians and Pagans in Their Roman Environment --
Brief Estimate of Roman Religion.
Responsibility: by Paul Ciholas.

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"In The Omphalos and the Cross. Paul Ciholas shows how the religious climate of antiquity forced Christians to grapple with Apollonian religion and its hold over citizens of the Roman Empire. Every effort was made by the early church to convince Christians that the welfare of all required that they be good citizens and respect Roman authority. Yet Christian faith compelled them to oppose what they would like to have supported. In a post-Constantine cultural and religious setting Christian theology was marked by a dialectical tension in which the spiritual could no longer be freed from the secular or the eternal from the temporal." "The Omphalos and the Cross offers a fresh look at the cultural environment of early Christianity. Interdisciplinary in nature, this work establishes a background for Christianity that not only reaches back to the Old Testament but also to the lengthy development of Greco-Roman religious and philosophical traditions that determined part of the path the early church had to follow to stay alive and prosper."--BOOK JACKET.

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