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

Author: Michael Bland Simmons
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Series: Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study offers an in-depth examination of Porphyrian soteriology, or the concept of the salvation of the soul, in the thought of Porphyry of Tyre, whose significance for late antique thought is immense. Porphyry's concept of salvation is important for an understanding of those cataclysmic forces, not always theological, that helped convert the Roman Empire from paganism to Christianity. Porphyry, a disciple of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comparative studies
Named Person: Porphyry; Porphyry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bland Simmons
ISBN: 9780190202392 0190202394
OCLC Number: 894139876
Description: xliv, 491 pages ; 25 cm.
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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