Firmicus Maternus: the Error of the Pagan Religions

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A distinguished and literate convert, as well as a former astrologer, Firmicus Maternus called for the ferocious and brutal destruction of paganism by the state. Addressing the brothers, emperors Constantius and Constans, this work was written no later than 350.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE BACKGROUND AND THE BOOK
10
SOURCES
22
RELIABILITY OF FIRMICUS AS A SOURCE
24
STYLE VOCABULARY LATINITY
24
TEXT AND TRANSLATIONS
28
THE ERROR OF THE PAGAN RELIGIONS
33
NOTES
101
BIBLIOGRAPHY
105
NOTES TO INTRODUCTION
111
INDEXES
199
1 OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT
201
2 AUTHORS
203
3 GREEK WORDS
210
4 GENERAL INDEX
211
Copyright

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
103

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About the author (1970)

Walter J. Burghardt, SJ, a world renowned theologian, writer, and thinker, was cited in a university study as one of the 12 best preachers in the United States. Among his 25 books are 15 collections of his homilies and sermons, and an auto-biography, "Long Have I Loved You.

Quasten, Professor of Ancient Church History and Christian Archaeology.

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