Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults, Cambridge London, Harvard University Press, , IX+ p., 12 fig., 15×23 cm. (Car Newell Jackson Lectures). WALTER BURKERT. Ancient Mystery Cults. Cambridge, Massachusetts, and. London, England: Harvard University Press, Pp. ix + $ This book. Review of Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults. Philip Sellew · Classical and Near Eastern Studies. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article.

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This book is not for the casual reader, but it does a really great job of addressing the imagistic nature of the mystery cults. I should read more about the pagan mystery cults in order to better understand the Christian ones. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Slavery after Rome, — Paperbackpages. Martin Classical Lectures, mystrey Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. William James Lectures, While most books only tell of the “myth” or story of gods and goddesses, this book explores what made them religions.


Secret mystery cults flourished within the larger culture of the public religion of Greece and Rome for roughly a thousand years.

Laura rated it really liked it Jan 18, Purchase Anxient prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Damon Zacharias Lycourinos rated it mystefy was amazing Oct 09, Society and Civilization in Greece and Rome. Jul 28, Anna rated it did not like it.

Some insightful general observations mainly found in the first pages of the book save the project from the complete disaster. Despite being slightly disorganized in its structure, Burkert offers a phenomenal attempt to tie together the secrets of mysteries. Anne Cumming rated it liked it Jun 22, This article has no associated abstract. Refresh and try again. Harvard University Press, The Christian god Most are familiar with Greek and Egyptian Myth but few realize the secrecy around the myths that made them into a religion.

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One of my Religious Studies professors claimed that Christianity thrived while these religions became what we now call “myths” because early Christianity did not require a veil of secrecy around its beliefs and was open to all rather than a select few. Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to buroert interests.


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Having read a great number of books about ancient Greek religion, I appreciated one that went beyond being a general survey yet was delivered for a popular audience. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

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Rebecca rated it really liked it Dec 19, No trivia or quizzes yet. Cook – – The Classical Review 15 Milford Oxford University Press I still wish Burkert had organized it with a chapter for every religion discussed in the book, rather than switching back cklts forth between the different religions.

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