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The Cult of Mithras in the Roman Provinces of Gaul (Etudes Preliminaires Aux Religions Orientales Dans L"empire Romain)

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Published by Brill Academic Pub .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Romans,
  • Gaul,
  • Sociology,
  • Civilization, Ancient,
  • France,
  • Antiquities, Roman,
  • Mithraism,
  • Religion

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9075282M
ISBN 109004040145
ISBN 109789004040144

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The Cult of Mithras in the Roman Provinces of Gaul Series: Études préliminaires aux religions orientales dans l'Empire romain, Volume: The Cult Fo Mithras in the Roman Provinces of Gaul Études préliminaires aux religions orientales dans l'Empire romain / publiées par M. J. Vermaseren: Author: Vivienne J. Walters: Edition. Since its publication in Germany, Manfred Clauss's introduction to the Roman Mithras cult has become widely accepted as the most reliable and readable account of this fascinating subject. For the. The Roman cult of Mithras was the most widely-dispersed and densely-distributed cult throughout the expanse of the Roman Empire from the end of the first until the fourth century AD, rivaling the early growth and development of Christianity during the same period. As its .

The Roman Mithras Cult: A Cognitive Approach is the first full cognitive history of an ancient religion. In this groundbreaking book on one of the most intriguing and mysterious ancient religions, Roger Beck and Olympia Panagiotidou show how cognitive historiography can supplement our historical knowledge and deepen our understanding of. The cult appears to have had its centre in Rome, and was popular throughout the western half of the empire, as far south as Roman Africa and Numidia, as far north as Roman Britain, and to a lesser extent in Roman Syria in the east. Mithraism is viewed as a rival of early Christianity. Cumont argued by extension that if Roman Mithras had Iranian roots, the cult of Mithraism must have originated in the eastern provinces of the Roman empire and spread westward with legionaries in the Roman army, merchants from eastern provinces (often lumped under the broad misnomer "Syrians"), freedmen in the imperial bureaucracy, and slaves.   The Cult of Mithras in the Roman Provinces of Gaul Series: Études préliminaires aux religions orientales dans l'Empire romain, Volume: 41Author: Vivienne J. Walters.

CThe Roman Cult of Mithras Religious Phenomenon and Brotherhood Giovanna Palombo 1j he male [god] they worship is a cattle rustler, and his cult they relate to the potency of fire united by the handshake of the illustrious Father.”.   As Manfred Clauss concedes in his book The Roman Cult of Mithras: The God and His Mysteries, attempting to decipher these celestial clues, “cannot be .   Instead, Clauss develops the idea that Mithras was essentially a purely Roman invention, in fact originating in the city of Rome itself, and carried out to the provinces by soldiers and government clerks, officials, and the like. He makes a convincing argument, so far as this reader is s: praised ideal Roman virtues of duty, piety, and faithfulness. The mystery cult of Mithraism in the Early Empire. was a religion especially favored by soldiers. The early values of Christianity, as exemplified in Jesus' "sermon on the mount,".