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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No keywords specified fix it. A realistic, mysrery picture of what these associations were and what their participants were like emerges, and it’s refreshingly devoid of hype and romanticism.
Melissa rated it it was amazing Sep 25, In defining the mysteries and describing their rituals, membership, organization, and dissemination, Walter Burkert displays the remarkable erudition we have come to expect of him; he also shows great sensitivity and sympathy in interpreting the experiences and motivations of the devotees.
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A very important topic in the current discussion of altered states policies! Excellent discussion of the topic presented for non-experts like myself, but goes into some depth in this interesting topic.
Anderson – – The Classical Review 45 Damon Zacharias Lycourinos rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Anne Cumming rated it liked it Jun 22, Sign in Create an account. Carl Newell Jackson Lectures. I should read more about the pagan mystery cults in order to better understand the Christian ones. Find it on Scholar. An excellent book that provides information about the realm of ancient mystery cults, Ancient Greek and Roman, Ancient Egyptian, and Mesopotamian. Archives in the Ancient World. Peter Gallitano rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Rebecca rated it really liked it Dec 19, Oct 14, Sean Mccarrey rated it really liked it.
Berriedale Keith – – Classical Quarterly 4 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.
The best part of this book is that it gives you glimpses into the minds of people in Western civilization before Christianity. On the other hand, this does bring home the point that there weren’t firm barriers between the different Mystery religions and they overlapped quite a bit.
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Refresh and try again. I still wish Burkert had organized it with a chapter for every religion discussed in the book, rather than switching back and forth between the different religions. The New Empire of Diocletian and Constantine.
Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is the worst book I have read so far about the ancient cults.
This book is neither a history nor a survey but a comparative phenomenology, concentrating on five major cults. Harvard University Press London: Lists with This Book.
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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.
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Walter Burkert was a German scholar of Greek mythology and cult. Chrischr rated it liked it Aug 17, At the Clarendon Press, Martin Classical Lectures, Vol. Jul 04, Chaney Dults rated it really liked it. Pretty simple explanations, although Chapter 3 felt less organized and developed than the others. Most are familiar with Greek and Egyptian Myth but few realize the secrecy around the myths that made them into a religion.
Concentrating on five major cults.