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Pagan Regeneration: A Study of Mystery Initiations in the Graeco-Roman World

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Researches in the field of Graeco-Roman religions prove conclusively that apologists for early Christianity and even eminent classicists have been inclined to underestimate the genuineness of gentile religious interests and the extent to which religion dominated life in pagan lands when Christianity was emerging. Of the gentile cults probably the most popular in the first century, and certainly the least known and understood in the twentieth, were the so-called mystery religions. Notwithstanding the protestations of apologists there is ample evidence that in both the west and the east the mystery cults were widely disseminated and very influential before Christianity appeared on the scene. In the following pages care is taken to exhibit this evidence in relation to each of the mystery systems. A detailed investigation of typical cult experiences further convinced the author that the central meaning of mystery initiation, the regeneration, both essential and ethical, of the individual... More > devotee.< Less
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ISBN
9781300347125
Edition
New Edition
Publisher
Green King Press
Published
July 3, 2017
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
243.6 KB
Product ID
23244220

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