One God: Pagan Monotheism in the Roman Empire #2019

[One God: Pagan Monotheism in the Roman Empire] >> StephenMitchell Peter Van Nuffelen Graeco Roman religion in its classic form was polytheistic on the other hand, monotheistic ideas enjoyed wide currency in ancient philosophy This contradiction provides a challenge for our understanding of ancient pagan religion Certain forms of cult activity, including acclamations of one god and the worship of theos hypsistos, the highest god, have sometimes been inGraeco Roman religion in its classic form was polytheistic on the other hand, monotheistic ideas enjoyed wide currency in ancient philosophy This contradiction provides a challenge for our understanding of ancient pagan religion Certain forms of cult activity, including acclamations of one god and the worship of theos hypsistos, the highest god, have sometimes been interpreted as evidence for pagan monotheism This book discusses pagan monotheism in its philosophical and intellectual context, traces the evolution of new religious ideas in the time of the Roman empire, and evaluates the usefulness of the term monotheism as a way of understanding these developments in later antiquity outside the context of Judaism and Christianity In doing so, it establishes a framework for understanding the relationship between polytheistic and monotheistic religious cultures between the first and fourth centuries AD.
One God Pagan Monotheism in the Roman Empire Graeco Roman religion in its classic form was polytheistic on the other hand monotheistic ideas enjoyed wide currency in ancient philosophy This contradiction provides a challenge for our understandi

  • Title: One God: Pagan Monotheism in the Roman Empire
  • Author: StephenMitchell Peter Van Nuffelen
  • ISBN: 9780521194167
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One God: Pagan Monotheism in the Roman Empire Author: StephenMitchell Peter Van Nuffelen

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    StephenMitchell Peter Van Nuffelen

    Librarian Note There is than one author by this name in the data base I was Leverhulme Professor of Hellenistic Culture from 2002 in 2011 and am now emeritus during an active retirement I was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 2002 and served for some years on its Council Most of my published work has been concerned with Asia Minor in antiquity, explored through texts, inscriptions and archaeology, with a particular emphasis in recent years on religious and cultural history The bench mark publication of my earlier career was Anatolia Land, Men, and Gods in Asia Minor 2 vols OUP 1993 During my time at Exeter I directed an AHRC funded research project on Pagan Monotheism in the Roman Empire, which led to two important conference volumes, including One God Pagan Monotheism in the Roman Empire CUP 2010 and two CUP monographs written by the project s post doctoral and doctoral researchers, Peter Van Nuffelen and Anna Collar I received an honorary doctorate in 2006 from the Theology Department at the Humboldt University in Berlin and this has led to close involvement in an ongoing project to study the history of early Christianity in Asia Minor, part of the Berlin TOPOI initiative In due course I plan to write a book which will follow the non Pauline tradition of the earliest Christian communities in Asia relating them to their Jewish and pagan contexts I was a founder member and first director of Exeter Turkish Studies, and am now Honorary Secretary of the British Institute at Ankara, which provides the focal point and some of the funding for British academic research in Turkey in the Humanities and Social Sciences Another major project has been to prepare the corpus of Greek and Latin inscriptions of Ankara The first volume has been published, and the second, which was advanced during a semester at the University of Cologne in 2012, is in preparation At Exeter I wrote A History of the Later Roman Empire 285 641 Blackwell 2007, second edition in preparation humanities.exeter classi

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    • Lineke said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 02:47 AM

      Interesting theories, useful to think about terminology and pagan religions.

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