9780486231242

The Mystery-Religions

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486231242

  • ISBN10:

    0486231240

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-11-02
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
CHAPTER 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
INDEX
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