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The Resource One god : pagan monotheism in the Roman Empire, edited by Stephen Mitchell, Peter van Nuffelen

One god : pagan monotheism in the Roman Empire, edited by Stephen Mitchell, Peter van Nuffelen

Label
One god : pagan monotheism in the Roman Empire
Title
One god
Title remainder
pagan monotheism in the Roman Empire
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stephen Mitchell, Peter van Nuffelen
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Graeco-Roman religion in its classic form was polytheistic; on the other hand, monotheistic ideas enjoyed wide currency in ancient philosophy. This contradiction provides a challenge for our understanding of ancient pagan religion. Certain forms of cult activity, including acclamations of 'one god' and the worship of Theos Hypsistos, the highest god, have sometimes been interpreted as evidence for pagan monotheism. This book discusses pagan monotheism in its philosophical and intellectual context, traces the evolution of new religious ideas in the time of the Roman empire, and evaluates the usefulness of the term 'monotheism' as a way of understanding these developments in later antiquity outside the context of Judaism and Christianity. In doing so, it establishes a new framework for understanding the relationship between polytheistic and monotheistic religious cultures between the first and fourth centuries ad"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
SNK
Dewey number
211/.34
Index
index present
LC call number
BL221
LC item number
.O54 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mitchell, Stephen
  • Van Nuffelen, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monotheism
  • Paganism
  • Rome
  • Monotheism
  • Paganism
  • Religion
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
One god : pagan monotheism in the Roman Empire, edited by Stephen Mitchell, Peter van Nuffelen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the debate about pagan monotheism / Stephen Mitchell and Peter Van Nuffelen -- Pagan monotheism as a religious phenomenon / Peter Van Nuffelen -- Pagan ritual and monotheism / John North -- The case for pagan monotheism in Greek and Graeco-Roman antiquity / Michael Frede -- Monotheism between cult and politics: the themes of the ancient debate between pagan and Christian monotheism / Alfons Fürst -- The price of monotheism: some new observations on a current debate about late antiquity / Christoph Markschies -- Megatheism: the search for the almighty god and the competition of cults / Angelos Chaniotis -- Deus deum ... summorum maximus (Apuleius) ritual expressions of distinction in the divine world in the imperial period / Nicole Belayche -- Further thoughts on the cult of Theos Hypsistos / Stephen Mitchell
Control code
712991024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511725944
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712991024
Label
One god : pagan monotheism in the Roman Empire, edited by Stephen Mitchell, Peter van Nuffelen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the debate about pagan monotheism / Stephen Mitchell and Peter Van Nuffelen -- Pagan monotheism as a religious phenomenon / Peter Van Nuffelen -- Pagan ritual and monotheism / John North -- The case for pagan monotheism in Greek and Graeco-Roman antiquity / Michael Frede -- Monotheism between cult and politics: the themes of the ancient debate between pagan and Christian monotheism / Alfons Fürst -- The price of monotheism: some new observations on a current debate about late antiquity / Christoph Markschies -- Megatheism: the search for the almighty god and the competition of cults / Angelos Chaniotis -- Deus deum ... summorum maximus (Apuleius) ritual expressions of distinction in the divine world in the imperial period / Nicole Belayche -- Further thoughts on the cult of Theos Hypsistos / Stephen Mitchell
Control code
712991024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511725944
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712991024

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