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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Secret mystery cults flourished within the larger culture of the public religion of Greece and Rome for roughly a thousand years. Email alerts New issue alert. Some insightful general observations mainly found in the first pages of the culst save the project from the complete disaster.

Walter Burkert was a German scholar of Greek mythology and cult. Owen – – The Classical Review 46 Apr 10, Daniel Lyons rated it it was amazing.

You could not be signed in. 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.

Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults

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Ancient Mystery Cults

Jul 04, Chaney Bicknell rated it really liked it. This book was great. Lore and Science in Ancient Pythagoreanism. At the Clarendon Press, Martin Classical Lectures, A History of Science.

Ancoent – – The Classical Review 26 This article has no associated abstract. Pretty simple explanations, although Chapter 3 felt less organized and developed than the others.

Andrews in the Year Jul 23, Robyn rated it liked it Recommends it for: He also claimed that the localization of “myths” led to their downfall when people began to travel more. The Christian god Most are familiar with Greek and Egyptian Myth but few realize the secrecy hurkert the myths that made them into a religion.

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Concen The foremost historian of Greek religion provides the first comprehensive, comparative study of a little-known aspect of ancient religious beliefs and practices. While most books only tell of the “myth” or story of gods and goddesses, this book explores what made them religions. Ryan rated it it was amazing Jan 15, This book is neither a history nor a survey but a comparative phenomenology.

He is a historian but not afraid to bring forth perspectives from psychology and anthropology. The Great Chain of Being. A realistic, scholarly picture of what these associations were and what their participants were like emerges, and it’s refreshingly devoid of hype and romanticism. Turner – – The Classical Review 5 His nonsense books, mo …. Excellent discussion of the topic presented for non-experts like myself, but goes into some depth in this interesting topic.


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 sensitivity and sympathy in interpreting the experiences and motivations of the devotees.

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