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

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 359 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0486231240
  • 9780486231242
  • 1,369,403

Table of contents

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 Subjectsshow more