New PDF release: One God

By Stephen Mitchell,Van Nuffelen,Peter Van Nuffelen

ISBN-10: 0521194164

ISBN-13: 9780521194167

Graeco-Roman faith in its vintage shape used to be polytheistic; nevertheless, monotheistic principles loved extensive foreign money in historical philosophy. This contradiction offers a problem for our knowing of old pagan faith. definite sorts of cult job, together with acclamations of 'one god' and the worship of theos hypsistos, the top god, have occasionally been interpreted as facts for pagan monotheism. This ebook discusses pagan monotheism in its philosophical and highbrow context, strains the evolution of recent spiritual rules throughout the time of the Roman empire, and evaluates the usefulness of the time period 'monotheism' as a manner of realizing those advancements in later antiquity outdoor the context of Judaism and Christianity. In doing so, it establishes a brand new framework for figuring out the connection among polytheistic and monotheistic spiritual cultures among the 1st and fourth centuries AD.

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