Readings in Western Religious Thought: The ancient world

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Patrick V. Reid
Paulist Press, 1987 - 395 pagini
An anthology of primary readings in ancient western religious thought from the beginnings of civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt (c. 3000 B.C.E.) to the collapse of the Roman Empire (c. 450 C.E.). +
 

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ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN RELIGIONS MESOPOTAMIA AND EGYPT
3
The Enuma Elish The Babylonian Creation Myth
4
The Gilgamesh Epic A Mesopotamian Epic
9
The Descent of Ishtar into the Nether World An Akkadian Fertility Myth
23
The Code of Hammurabi A Mesopotamian Law Code
26
Egypt
29
On Isis and Osiris Plutarchs Summary of the Osiris Myth
32
The Book of the Dead An Egyptian View of Judgement in the Afterlife
34
Republic
141
HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN RELIGIONS
159
Hymn to ZeusStoical Theology
160
Epistal to Menoeceus Epicureanism
162
The Praises of Isis The Cult of Isis
164
Metamorphoses The Mysteries of Isis
166
Laws Ancient Roman Religion
171
The Dream of Scipio in On the Republic
175

The Instruction for MeriKaRe Egyptian Wisdom
37
The Hymn to the Aton The Religion of Akhenaton
39
ISRAEL AND THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES
43
Genesis The Primeval History and Abraham Story
44
Exodus The Exodus and Sinai Revelation
46
The Former Prophets
50
12 Samuel The David Story
51
The Prophets
54
Amos
55
Hosea
57
Isaiah
59
Jeremiah
61
Second Isaiah 4055
63
Ezra and Nehemiah
66
The Writings
67
Proverbs
68
The Book of Job
71
The Book of Daniel
75
Ancient and Classical Greek Religion
81
The Iliad Homers War Epic
82
The Odyssey Homers Journey Epic
99
The Works and Days A Greek Didactic Poem
108
The Theogony A Greek Myth of Origins
119
The Mystery Religions
127
The Homeric Hymn to Demeter The Elusian Mysteries
128
The Bacchae The Cult of Dionysus
133
Socrates and Plato The Search for a Rational Theology
135
The Aeneid Romes National Epic
181
The Jewish Sects from Antiquities of the Jews
269
The Creation of the World
271
The Enneads
275
THE NEW TESTAMENT
283
The Letters of Paul
285
Galatians
287
1 Corinthians
289
Romans
294
The Gospels
299
Marks Gospel
300
The Gospel of Matthew
308
LukeActs
316
The Gospel of John
328
Revelation The Christian Apocalypse
335
THE CHRISTIAN FATHERS AND EARLY CHRISTOLOGICAL COUNCILS c 100450 CE
340
The First Apology A Defense of Christianity
343
Against Heresies The Struggle with Gnosticism
350
The Prescription Against Heretics A Christian Opposition to Philosophy
354
On First Principles A Christian NeoPlatonic Theology
359
The Incarnation of the Word of God The Arian Controversy
369
The Council of Nicaea The Rejection of Arianism
375
The Council of Chalcedon Later Christological Controversy
376
The Life of Antony The Beginnings of Christian Monasticism
379
The Confessions A Christian Spiritual Autobiography
385
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