Pagan Monotheism in Late Antiquity (Paperback)
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Pagan Monotheism in Late Antiquity (Paperback)

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Paperback 220 Pages / Published: 01/11/2001
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In this book distinguished experts from a range of disciplines, including orientalists, philologists, philosophers, theologians, and historians, address a central problem which lies at the heart of the religious and philosophical debate of late antiquity. Paganism was not a unified tradition and consequently the papers cover a wide social and intellectual spectrum. Particular emphasis is given to several aspects of the topic: first, monotheistic belief in late antique philosophical ideals and its roots in classical antiquity and the Near East; second, monistic Gnosticism; third, the revelatory tradition as expressed in oracular literature; and finally, the monotheistic trend in popular religion.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199248018
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 271 g
Dimensions: 217 x 138 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
fascinating * George Steiner, Times Literary Supplement *
essential reading to any student of antiquity: patristic scholars and philosophers of God alike. * Journal of Early Christian Studies *
What this book demonstrates ... is the plain absurdity of equating paganism with polytheism. ... It will henceforth be the fundamental study of this difficult but fascinating subject. * Times Literary Supplement *
sure to become a seminal work ... of interest to scholars, college students, and the general reader interested in theology. * History *

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