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Pagan and Christian in an Age of Anxiety: Some Aspects of Religious Experience from Marcus Aurelius to Constantine / Edition 1
     

Pagan and Christian in an Age of Anxiety: Some Aspects of Religious Experience from Marcus Aurelius to Constantine / Edition 1

by E. R. Dodds
 

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ISBN-10: 0521385997

ISBN-13: 9780521385992

Pub. Date: 02/28/1991

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Drawing on the abundant material available for the study of religious experience in late antiquity, Professor Dodds examines the personal religious attitudes and experiences common to pagans and Christians in the period between Marcus Aurelius and Constantine. World-hatred and asceticism, dreams and states of possession, and pagan and Christian mysticism are all

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Drawing on the abundant material available for the study of religious experience in late antiquity, Professor Dodds examines the personal religious attitudes and experiences common to pagans and Christians in the period between Marcus Aurelius and Constantine. World-hatred and asceticism, dreams and states of possession, and pagan and Christian mysticism are all discussed. Finally, Dodds considers both pagan views of Christianity and Christian views of paganism as they emerge in the literature of the time. Although primarily written for social and religious historians, this study will also appeal to all those interested in the ancient world and its thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521385992
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1991
Series:
Wiles Lectures Given at the Queen's University, Belfast Series
Edition description:
1st Paperback Edition
Pages:
164
Sales rank:
725,764
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Key to references; 1. Man and the material world; 2. Man and the daemonic world; 3. Man and the divine world; 4. The dialogue of paganism with Christianity; Index.

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