Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity
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.
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Orphic religious presence in the Imperial Age
Fields of intersection
Orphic Tradition in Christian Apologetic Literature
Orphism as a bridge between Christianity and Paganism
Orphism in the light of Christian apologetics