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American Historical Xults members Sign in via society site. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book is neither a history nor a survey but a comparative phenomenology. Sign in Create an account. Cambridge, Mass, and London: This is the worst book I have read so far about the ancient cults.

Ancient Mystery Cults

While most books only tell of the “myth” or story of gods and goddesses, this book explores what made them religions. Cults and Creeds in Graeco-Roman Egypt. He also claimed that the localization of “myths” led to their downfall when people began to travel more. Laura rated it really liked it Jan 18, The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics.


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Sep 22, Johanna Hilla rated it it was amazing. Great book on the various mystery religions that were flourishing in the Greco-Roman world before and during the time of Jesus.

Ancient Mystery Cults by Walter Burkert

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