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    DescriptionThis is a brief and lively introduction to the religious institutions, beliefs and practices of the Graeco-Roman world during the 'Hellenistic Age' (c.300 BC-300 AD). Discussion of the various phenomena of Hellenistic religion is organized around the three classic types: piety, mystery, and gnosis. As the author follows the historical development of these phenomena, he demonstrates the effect of religion on two fundamental transformations of the Hellenistic world-view. The first of these is the transformation of the understanding of the structure of the cosmos from the archaic to the 'Ptolemaic' view. The second transformation is what Martin describes as a shift in the relative importance of masculine and feminine god-images. He concludes with a discussion of late Hellenistic religion's interaction with and influence on early Christianity.

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    Hellenistic Religions
    An Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Luther H. Martin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 229 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195043914
    ISBN 10: 019504391X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15400
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
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    B&T Approval Code: A13250000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, SCI017000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 291/.0938
    LC classification: BL722 .M33 1987
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 291.0938
    DC19: 291.0938
    LC classification: BL722.M33
    Thema V1.0: QRS
    Illustrations note
    3 figures
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    12 January 1989
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    'a brief but very useful study of the diverse forms of religiosity in the Hellenistic period' Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 5 (1989)