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The Resource One god : pagan monotheism in the Roman Empire, edited by Stephen Mitchell, Peter Van Nuffelen, (electronic book)

One god : pagan monotheism in the Roman Empire, edited by Stephen Mitchell, Peter Van Nuffelen, (electronic book)

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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
UkCbUP
Index
index present
LC call number
BL221
LC item number
.O54 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mitchell, Stephen
  • Van Nuffelen, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monotheism
  • Paganism
  • Rome
  • Rome
Label
One god : pagan monotheism in the Roman Empire, edited by Stephen Mitchell, Peter Van Nuffelen, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511730115
Extent
ix, 239 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511730115
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF
Label
One god : pagan monotheism in the Roman Empire, edited by Stephen Mitchell, Peter Van Nuffelen, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511730115
Extent
ix, 239 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511730115
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF

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