Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity

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Walter de Gruyter, 2010 - Philosophy - 442 pages
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Many recent discoveries have confirmed the importance of Orphism for ancient Greek religion, philosophy, and literature. However, its nature and role are still very controversial. The key problem of its relationship to Christianity has been discussed by ancient and modern authors from many different viewpoints, albeit too often tainted with apologetic interests and unconscious projections. This free and thorough study of the ancient sources sheds light on these questions and illuminates the complexity of the encounter between Classical culture and Jewish-Christian tradition. New perspectives on the relationship between Classical and Jewish-Christian culture On the avowed subject of Orphism Author is specialist within the field
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Orphic religious presence in the Imperial Age
31
Fields of intersection
87
Orphic Tradition in Christian Apologetic Literature
127
Christian Strategies
219
Orphism as a bridge between Christianity and Paganism
275
Orphism in the light of Christian apologetics
295
The ritual experience
344
Causes of the parallels
358
Appendices
375
Bibliography
393
Index locorum
421
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Miguel Herrero de Jauregui, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

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