Pagan Monotheism in Late Antiquity  -     Edited By: Polymnia Athanassiadi, Michael Frede
    By: Polymnia Athanassiadi(ED.) & Michael Frede(ED.)
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Pagan Monotheism in Late Antiquity

Oxford University Press / 2002 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8.50 X 6.14 X 0.49 (inches)
ISBN: 019924801X
ISBN-13: 9780199248018

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In this book distinguished experts from a range of disciplines (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.

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