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Mystery Religions and Christianity: A Study in the Relgious Background of Early Christianity

Mystery Religions and Christianity: A Study in the Relgious Background of Early Christianity

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By (author) Samuel Angus

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 359 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 213mm x 20mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 2 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486231240
  • ISBN 13: 9780486231242
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition

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Classic study offers understanding of ancient religious cults, their appeal and eventual failure in the face of Christianity. Eleusinian Mysteries of Greece; Attis and Magna Mater; Dionysian groups; Egyptian Cults of Isis and Osiris; and others.

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FOREWORDCHAPTER I. ORIENTATION: THE HISTORICAL CRISES OF THE GRAECO­ ROMAN WORLD IN THEIR BEARING UPON THE MYSTERY-RELIGIONS AND CHRISTIANITY CHAPTER II. WHAT IS A MYSTERY-RELIGION? CHAPTER III. THE THREE STAGES OF A MYSTERY CHAPTER IV. THE APPEAL OF THE MYSTERY-RELIGIONS CHAPTER V. THE APPEAL OF THE MYSTERY-RELIGIONS CHAPTER VI. THE DEFECTS OF THE MYSTERIES AND THEIR ULTIMATE FAILURE CHAPTER VII. THE VICTORY OF CHRISTIANITY BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEXAuthors Subjects