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...

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Main Author: Herrero de Jáuregui, Miguel 1978-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: s.l. De Gruyter 2010
Edition:1. Aufl.
Series/Journal:Studies in the recovery of ancient texts 7
Sozomena 7
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Orpheus myth / Church / Literature
Further subjects:B Christianity and other religions
B Christianity and other religions Dionysia
B Dionysia
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Summary: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
ISBN:3110216604
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/9783110216608