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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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He also claimed that the localization of “myths” led to their downfall when people began to travel more. The Great Chain of Being.

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The Christian god is a traveling god that can be worshiped any where, not just in Eleusis ie. Ancient Mystery Cults by Walter Burkert. Related articles in Google Scholar. Email alerts New issue alert. Citing articles via Google Scholar.

Martin Classical Lectures, Xviii. Carl Newell Jackson Lectures. Martin Classical Lectures, Though it can be dense at times, this collection of talks by a very competent speaker contains an amazing amount of information on the much-alluded-to, little-understood subject of mystery cults. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Burksrt. This article has no associated abstract. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.


While most books only tell of the “myth” or story of gods and goddesses, this book explores what made them religions. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. 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.

Jeff rated it liked it Sep 10, Published October 15th by Harvard University Press first published Really helped me understand the difference in mindset of pre-Christian pagan peoples. Connie rated it liked it Mar 27, Chrischr rated it liked it Aug 17, On the other hand, this does bring home the point that there weren’t firm barriers between the different Mystery religions nurkert they overlapped quite a bit. A realistic, scholarly picture of what these associations were and what their participants were like emerges, and it’s refreshingly devoid cultss hype and romanticism.

Ancient Mystery Cults by Walter Burkert

To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Be the first to ask a question about Ancient Mystery Cults. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. A Study of the History of an Idea. 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.


Ancient Mystery Cults

Find it on Scholar. Secret mystery cults flourished within the larger culture of the public religion of Greece and Rome for roughly a thousand years. Berriedale Keith – – Classical Quarterly 4 Despite being slightly disorganized in its structure, Burkert offers a phenomenal attempt to tie together the secrets of mysteries. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. The New Empire of Diocletian and Constantine. Excellent discussion of the topic presented for non-experts like myself, but goes into some depth in this interesting topic.

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