Pagan Monotheism in Late Antiquity

During this ebook exotic specialists from quite a number disciplines (Orientalists, philologists, philosophers, theologians and historians) handle a crucial challenge which lies on the center of the spiritual and philosophical debate of overdue antiquity. Paganism used to be now not a unified culture and therefore the papers hide a large social and highbrow spectrum. specific emphasis is given to a number of facets of the subject: first, monotheistic trust in past due vintage philosophical beliefs and its roots in classical antiquity and the close to East; moment, monistic Gnosticism; 3rd, the revelatory culture as expressed in oracular literature; and at last, the monotheistic development in renowned religion.

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