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Hellenistic mystery-religions

their basic ideas and significance

by Richard Reitzenstein

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Published by Pickwick Press in Pittsburgh .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Greece
    • Subjects:
    • Mysteries, Religious.,
    • Religions.,
    • Greece -- Religion.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Richard Reitzenstein ; translated by John E. Steely.
      SeriesPittsburgh theological monograph series ;, 15
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL785 .R413
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 572 p. ;
      Number of Pages572
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4545241M
      ISBN 100915138204
      LC Control Number77012980

      Shrouded in secrecy, ancient mystery cults fascinate and capture the imagination. A pendant to the official cults of the Greeks and Romans, mystery cults served more personal, individualistic attitudes toward death and the afterlife. Most were based on sacred stories (hieroi logoi) that often involved the ritual reenactment of a death-rebirth. Ancient Mystery Religions Jim Fournier December With the integration of Chaldean astrology into the increasingly homogenized culture of the Hellenistic world, interest in the planets as the indicators of the Fates had grown rapidly, as the unchanging sky gods represented by the planets replaced and subsumed local gods.

        The ancient Greco-Roman mystery religions were a group of secret cults that worshiped lesser-known gods outside the official pantheons. Because members were banned from discussing their beliefs. What is the strange fascination of the Mystery-Religions for the ancient world and today, some 2, years later, for moderns? Why are these colorful ancient cults so little known, all information about them suppressed or distorted by centuries of official religion in Europe? What did these ancient beliefs have that exacted the respect of Socrates, Plato, Virgil, Apuleius, and other 5/5(1).

      In his book on the subject Hellenistic Mystery Religions (), Richard Reitzenstein held that the sacrificing of the bull was similar to the Christian view of the atonement. Yet Christian scholar Edwin Yamauchi writes, “He thought the sacrifice of Christ aligned itself with the killing of . Ptolmies used it as capital. created by Alexander. Greatest center of Hellenistic culture. Center of commerce for Egypt and capital of Ptolemaic dynasty. incredible lighthouse, greatest library, and university in the Mediterranean world, intellectual center of Greeks, Hellenistic Jews, Roman empire, and early Christianity.


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But the main problem with this book is the printing and presentation: it was printed on cheap paper, and was not typeset but actually done on a by: 9.

It's less about "Hellenistic Mystery Religions" than it is about Gnosticism and Iranian-Mandean religion, but Reitzenstein was writing long before the Nag Hammadi archives were discovered. But the main problem with this book is the printing and presentation: it was printed on cheap paper, and was not typeset but actually done on a by: 9.

HELLENISTIC MYSTERY-RELIGIONS: THEIR BASIC IDEAS AND SIGNIFICANCE Author Reitzenstein, Richard Format/binding Softcover Book condition Used - Very Good+ Binding Paperback ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher Pickwick Pubns Place of Publication Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Date published Keywords Theology, Religion, Ancient Author: Reitzenstein, Richard. Mystery religions now an open book; solved.

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Wilber & Hellenistic mystery-religions. THE HELLENISTIC MYSTERY RELIGION AND THE OLD TESTAMENT1 JULIUS A. BEWER UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY THE study of the relation of the mystery religions to the New Testament and early Christianity has been carried on for.

Annotated outline for Hellenistic Mystery Religions by Richard Reitzenstein1 LECTURE. Reitzenstein begins his discussion of his History of Religions approach pointing out that scholarly investigation of Christianity and paganism have coincided.

Two approaches: focus on the unity of the period (and run the risk of allowing what is distinctive about. Mystery religion, any of various secret cults of the Greco-Roman world that offered to individuals religious experiences not provided by the official public originated in tribal ceremonies that were performed by primitive peoples in many parts of the world.

Whereas in these tribal communities almost every member of the clan or the village was initiated, initiation.

In his now classic Hellenistic Mystery-Religions (first published in ), Richard Reitzenstein seeks to establish the direct dependence of early Christianity on Hellenistic, Mandaean, and Iranian mythology and ritual.

While written before the discoveries of Qumran and Nag Hammadi, Reitzenstein’s knowledge of ancient texts still warrants Author: Richard Reitzenstein.

the religion of the hellenistic age It has been shown in the last chapter that the religion of Paul was not derived from the pre-Christian Jewish doctrine of the Messiah. If, therefore, the derivation of Paulinism from the historical Jesus is still to be abandoned, recourse must be.

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Pittsburgh: Pickwick Press, (OCoLC) Mystery religions, sacred mysteries or simply mysteries, were religious schools of the Greco-Roman world for which participation was reserved to initiates (mystai). The main characterization of this religion is the secrecy associated with the particulars of the initiation and the ritual practice, which may not be revealed to outsiders.

Mystery religion - Mystery religion - Mystery religions and Christianity: Christianity originated during the time of the Roman Empire, which was also the time at which the mysteries reached their height of popularity.

This was by no means an accident. The Christian theologian Origen wrote in the 3rd century that it was part of the divine plan that Christ was born under the. Richard Reitzenstein has 27 books on Goodreads with 21 ratings.

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Maccoby, librarian of the London-based Jewish Leo Baeck College, sets out to provide ‘a more academic treatment’ of the issues raised in The Mythmaker.

His main objective is to look at the apostle Paul from the point of view of his religious background and to establish what role the apostle played in the history of anti-Semitism.

Several mystery religions existed before the Hellenistic era. Their great period began when the Romans imposed peace upon the Mediterranean world, during the reign of the Roman emperor Augustus, towards the end of the first century BCE (a few decades before the birth of Christianity).

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