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Ancient Mystery Cults by Walter Burkert

In addition to being vastly informative, his writing is light and flows nicely. In defining the mysteries and describing their rituals, membership, organization, and dissemination, Walter Burkert displays the remarkable erudition we have come to expect of him; he also shows great sensitivity and sympathy in interpreting the experiences and motivations of the devotees.

Rodrigo rated it it was amazing Aug 27, Email alerts New issue alert. Great book on the various mystery religions that were flourishing in the Greco-Roman world before and cjlts the time of Jesus. Found this in my mother-in-law’s library and pilfered it. Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford. A Source Book in Greek Science.


Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults

Hopper – – The Classical Review 18 Anderson – – The Classical Review 45 Sep 22, Johanna Hilla rated it it was amazing. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Oxford University Press One of my Religious Studies professors claimed that Christianity thrived while these religions became what we now call “myths” because early Christianity did not require a veil of secrecy around its beliefs and was open to all rather than a select few.

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Ancient Mystery Cults

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Peter Gallitano rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Lore and Bhrkert in Ancient Pythagoreanism. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Having read a great number of books about ancient Greek religion, I appreciated one that went beyond being a general survey yet was delivered for a popular audience.

Article PDF first page preview. The reader has to reassemble the tips and bits of information dispersed all around to have a clear idea of each one of the mysteries cults gurkert.

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