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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American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. 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.

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Refresh and try again. The Christian god is a traveling god that can be worshiped any where, not just in Eleusis ie. Science Logic and Mathematics. The History of Science George Sarton: Emily rated it liked it Aug 19, Eichholz – – The Classical Review 10 Martin, Paul Shorey, John A. The Great Chain of Being. Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests.


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Owen – – The Classical Review 46 Really helped me understand the difference in mindset of pre-Christian pagan peoples.

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Ancient Mystery Cults

Though it can be dense at times, this collection of talks by a very hurkert speaker contains an amazing amount of information on the much-alluded-to, little-understood subject of mystery cults. Change but Not Decay Peter Brown: Burkert’s Mystery Cults scores 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 burkerf author scrupulously avoids treating them in their great classical era- but because of its disorganized structure.

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.

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. Damon Zacharias Lycourinos rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Turner – – The Classical Review 5 Chrischr rated it liked it Aug 17, It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


At the Clarendon Press, 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.

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A Source Book in Greek Science. Carl Newell Jackson Lectures. The reader has to reassemble the tips and bits of information dispersed all around to have a clear idea of each one of the mysteries cults described.

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