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Was Greek Thought Religious?

On the Use and Abuse of Hellenism, from Rome to Romanticism

by Louis A. Ruprecht

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ancient Greek religion,
  • Ancient Roman religion,
  • Paganism,
  • Philosophy of religion,
  • Philosophy,
  • Religion,
  • Comparative Religion,
  • History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical,
  • Religious,
  • Religion / Philosophy,
  • Greece,
  • Hellenism,
  • History,
  • Philosophy and religion,
  • Philosophy, Ancient

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9795060M
    ISBN 100312295634
    ISBN 109780312295639

    Get this from a library! Was Greek thought religious?: on the use and abuse of Hellenism, from Rome to romanticism. [Louis A Ruprecht] -- Ruprecht (humanities, Mercer U.) interrogates the way that ancient Hellenic thought and culture has been appropriated by other cultures, from the Roman Empire to the United States, in recognized and. Get this from a library! Greek thought and the rise of Christianity.. [James Shiel] -- This series is designed to study problems in preference to periods. Each volume will contain sections dealing with historiography, documents, and a consideration of the wider issues, although the.

      Greek philosophy remained a dominant force in Western thought, and so Christian theology continued to develop its structure and terminology by using this framework. This relationship is best exemplified in men like Thomas Aquinas, who sought to systematically describe the Christian worldview through the system of Greek philosophy. Chapter 1 examines Greek dualism. In Chapter 2, I shall discuss the impact of Greek dualism on Christian thought. Chapter 3 looks at the ideas of those scholars who reject synthesizing classical Greek philosophy with Christianity. Chapter 4 presents contemporary examples of Christian thought that is in the tradition of Greek dualism.

    Greek religion, religious beliefs and practices of the ancient inhabitants of the region of Greece. Origins Although its exact origins are lost in time, Greek religion is thought to date from about the period of the Aryan invasions of the 2d millennium BC Those invaders encountered two other peoples who had existed in the region of Greece from Neolithic times: the Aegeans . Christianizing Greek/Roman Thought. The conversion of the Roman Empire and the Western world was, of course, not an easy process. Many skirmishes with paganism continued, and some unfortunate elements of the popular religions made their way into the Christianized world.


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Was Greek Thought Religious? by Louis A. Ruprecht Download PDF EPUB FB2

History The roots of Greek religion. The study of a religion’s history includes the study of the history of those who espoused it, together with their spiritual, ethical, political, and intellectual experiences. Greek religion as it is currently understood probably resulted from the mingling of religious beliefs and practices between the incoming Greek-speaking peoples who arrived.

Was Greek Thought Religious?: On the Use and Abuse of Hellenism, from Rome to Romanticism [Ruprecht, Louis A.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Was Greek Thought Religious?: On the Use and Abuse of Hellenism, from Rome to RomanticismAuthor: Louis A. Ruprecht. Boman explains that no Greek author after Aristotle is cited, since thereafter Greek and Hebrew thought was intertwined.

"It becomes evident that the Renaissance contains a Semitic element when, for example, Michealangelo's dynamic sculpture is compared with the harmonious Classical Greek sculpture or when Galileo's physics is compared to Cited by: Recommended for anyone wanting sound information on Greek Orthodoxy and the Greek Church." Religious Studies Review "Most thought-provoking is his analysis of the formative infl uence of Greek thought on early Christianity readers interested in the meaning and influence of this church will find the book fascinating." Library Journal/5(7).

Associate Professor of American Religious History and Culture Gary Laderman, Gary Laderman, Luis León, Luis D. León Limited preview - About the author () Louis A.

Ruprecht Jr., the author of several books on Greek thought, is Visiting Assistant Professor of General Humanities in the Tift School of Education, Mercer University. Was Greek Thought Religious. On the Use and Abuse of Hellenism, from Rome to Romanticism in New World culture - we even debate the place of the Greeks in the European Union.

This book notices the lingering and half-hidden presence of the Greeks in some strange places - everywhere from the U.S. Supreme Court to the Modern Olympic Games - and. The Greeks are on trial. They have been for generations, if not millennia, from Rome in the First century, to Romanticism in the Nineteenth.

We debate the place of the Greeks in the university curriculum, in New World culture - we even debate the place of the Greeks in the European Union. This book. Minor complaints is that this book does not present any hymns or rituals in much detail nor does it cover much besides Athens.

Finally, the author could have developed the theology and philosophy behind the Ancient Greek religion a bit more. But otherwise, this is an excellent introduction and overview of the topic of Ancient Greek by: : Greek Religious Thought, from Homer to the Age of Alexander.

(English and Ancient Greek Edition) (): Cornford, Francis MacDonald: BooksAuthor: Francis MacDonald Cornford. Greek Thought by M.M Sharif. The Early Beginnings. The thinking of the early Greeks, like that of all ancient peoples, Egyptians, Babylonians, Hittites, Phoenicians, and Indians, was more mythological and speculative, more poetical and theogonical than physical or, metaphysical.

A utopia (/ j uː ˈ t oʊ p i ə / yoo-TOH-pee-ə) is an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens. The opposite of a utopia is a dystopia.

Utopia focuses on equality in economics, government and justice, though by no means exclusively, with the method and structure of proposed implementation varying based on. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Was Greek Thought Religious.

by Louis A. Ruprecht, JPalgrave Macmillan edition, Paperback in English - 1st editionAuthor: Louis A. Ruprecht. Greek Myths and Mesopotamia: Parallels and Influence in the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod Sources of myths: literary and archaeological The Homeric poems: the Iliad and the Odyssey.

The 5th-century-bce Greek historian Herodotus remarked that Homer and Hesiod gave to the Olympian gods their familiar today would accept this literally. In the first book of the Iliad, the son of Zeus and Leto (Apollo, line 9) is as instantly identifiable to the Greek.

In a preceding volume of this series Mr. Cornford illustrated Greek religious thought in the great days of Greek freedom which ended with the Macedonian conquest in the fourth century B.C.

In the present volume it will be our task to survey Greek religious thought in. Greek Religion is not a particularly easy read, but it is an enlightening one. In fact, I would have a hard time envisioning a more useful one. The problem is in the multifarious nature of Greek polytheism: It's way too easy to get lost in the byways of Greek theogony, as Roberto Calasso demonstrated in his excellent The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony/5.

There was a high degree of comfort or acculturation with many aspects of Greek life and thought. Just as we see in major Jewish communities in Egypt at this same time as. Ancient Greek philosophy arose in the 6th century BC and continued throughout the Hellenistic period and the period in which Greece and most Greek-inhabited lands were part of the Roman Empire.

Philosophy was used to make sense out of the world in a non-religious way. It dealt with a wide variety of subjects, including astronomy, mathematics, political philosophy, ethics.

To our modern concept, there was no 'holy' book for the Greeks. There was public ritual and various writers wrote about gods, described various events involving the gods, etc.

But there was no form of 'this is the one true word of The God', as is. Apocalyptic literature is a genre of prophetical writing that developed in post-Exilic Jewish culture and was popular among millennialist early Christians.

Apocalypse (ἀποκάλυψις) is a Greek word meaning "revelation", "an unveiling or unfolding of things not previously known and which could not be known apart from the unveiling". As a genre, apocalyptic literature details the. In a compact phrase, the answer to the basic question is Greek religion was (literally) "the tie that binds." However, that misses assumptions made in the preceding paragraph about religion.

While the Bible and Koran might refer to old or even ancient religions—certainly Judaism is ancient by any count—they are religions of a different sort.Ancient Greek Religion provides an introduction to the fundamental beliefs, practices, and major deities of Greek religion.

Focuses on Athens in the classical period Includes detailed discussion of Greek gods and heroes, myth and cult, and vivid descriptions of Greek religion as it was practiced Ancient texts are presented in boxes to promote thought and discussion, and abundant. (Religious Studies Review, December ) "This collection of essays is a welcome addition to the existing books on Greek religion.

Both advanced students and scholars will find it a useful introduction to the state of research on the subject." (Acta Classica, ) "A splendid book at a not unreasonable price.".