An ancient theory of religion: Euhemerism from antiquity to the present

"This book examines Euhemerism - a theory of religion developed by Euhemerus of Messene in the late 4th through early 3rd centuries BCE - tracing the history and reception of the theory in antiquity and in early Christianity, where it was adopted and reshaped for particular religious and ideolo...

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Subtitles:Euhemerism from antiquity to the present
Main Authors: Roubekas, Nickolas P. 1979-; Roubekas, Nickolas Panayiotis 1979-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: New York London Routledge [2017]
Series/Journal:Routledge monographs in classical studies
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Euhemerus ca. v340 - v260
B Euhemerus ca. v340 - v260 / Euhemerism / Reception / History
Further subjects:B Euhemerism
B Euhemerus of Messene active 4th century B.C
B Euhemerus active 4th century B.C
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Summary:"This book examines Euhemerism - a theory of religion developed by Euhemerus of Messene in the late 4th through early 3rd centuries BCE - tracing the history and reception of the theory in antiquity and in early Christianity, where it was adopted and reshaped for particular religious and ideological reasons. It shows how and why Euhemerism arose, how it was used, and how it significantly influenced theoretical discussions of religion from antiquity onward."--
"This book examines Euhemerism - a theory of religion developed by Euhemerus of Messene in the late 4th through early 3rd centuries BCE - tracing the history and reception of the theory in antiquity and in early Christianity, where it was adopted and reshaped for particular religious and ideological reasons. It shows how and why Euhemerism arose, how it was used, and how it significantly influenced theoretical discussions of religion from antiquity onward."--
Item Description:Includes bibliographic references and index
ISBN:113884893X