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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A History of Science. Secret mystery cults flourished within the larger culture of the public religion of Greece and Rome for roughly a thousand years.
William James Lectures, Harvard University Press London: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Emily Vermeule; Walter Burkert. Some insightful general observations mainly found in the first burkeft of the book save the project from the complete disaster.
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This article has no associated abstract. This book is neither a history nor a survey but a comparative phenomenology. Connie rated it liked it Mar 27, Join Our Mailing List: Carl Newell Jackson Lectures.
Anderson – – The Classical Review 45 In ancien 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 sensitivity and sympathy in interpreting the experiences and motivations of the devotees.
This is the worst book I have read so far about the ancient cults. He is a historian but not afraid to bring forth perspectives from psychology and anthropology.
Warmington – – The Classical Review 33 Concentrating on five major cults. Turner – – The Classical Review 5 Despite being slightly disorganized in its structure, Burkert offers a phenomenal attempt to tie together the secrets of mysteries.
A very important topic in the current discussion of altered states policies! Hunt – – The Classical Review 31 Jul 21, Sandy rated it liked it Shelves: Sign In Forgot password?
This book was great. Really helped me understand the difference in mindset of pre-Christian pagan peoples.
Ancient Mystery Cults
Harvard University Press, Added to Anciennt index Total downloads 15of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Burkert’s Mystery Cults ancirnt low not because of its schematic treatment of the late antiquity mystery cults such as the mysteries of Meter, Isis or Mithra- the Eleusinian Mysteries are certainly the exception to the rule although the author scrupulously avoids treating them in their great classical era- but because of its disorganized structure.
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Emily rated it liked it Aug 19, History of Western Philosophy. Carl Newell Jackson Lectures. Published October 15th by Harvard University Press first published Culfs nonsense books, mo …. Webster – – The Classical Review 48 Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Having read a great number of books about ancient Greek religion, I appreciated one that went beyond being a mysterj survey yet was delivered for a popular audience.
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. One of my Religious Studies professors claimed that Christianity thrived bukert 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.