Firmicus Maternus: the Error of the Pagan Religions, Issue 37

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The Newman Press, 1970 - Religion - 251 pages
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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
32
STYLE VOCABULARY LATINITY
33
TEXT AND TRANSLATIONS
38
THE ERROR OF THE PAGAN RELIGIONS
43
NOTES
119
BIBLIOGRAPHY
123
NOTES TO INTRODUCTION
129
NOTES TO TEXT
142
INDEXES
229
1 OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT
231
2 AUTHORS
233
3 GREEK WORDS
240
4 GENERAL INDEX
241

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
121

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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.