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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In addition to being vastly informative, his writing is light and flows nicely. 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 culfs sensitivity and sympathy in interpreting the experiences and motivations of the devotees.

The Art and Scope of the Mixed Form. Emily rated it liked it Aug 19, Hopper – – The Classical Review 18 Science Logic and Mathematics. Carl Newell Jackson Lectures.

The best part of this book is that it gives you glimpses into the minds of people in Western civilization before Christianity. The History of Science George Sarton: Some insightful general observations mainly found in the first pages of the sncient save the project from the complete disaster.


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At least it’s useful for exams. Laura rated it really liked it Jan 18, Edward Lear is an apt character to myxtery about at Christmas-time.

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. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

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Hunt – – The Classical Review 31 Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Return to Book Page. Don’t have an account? I should read more about the pagan mystery cults in order to better understand the Christian ones.

This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. He is a historian but not afraid to bring forth perspectives from psychology and anthropology. The foremost historian of Greek religion provides the first comprehensive, comparative study of a little-known aspect of ancient religious beliefs and practices. Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford. Sheikh Tajamul rated it really liked it May 18, Melissa rated it it was amazing Sep 25, Related articles in Google Scholar.

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Despite being slightly disorganized in its structure, Burkert burkertt a phenomenal attempt to tie together the secrets of mysteries. It really enlightened my knowledge of what mystery cults were. While most books only tell of the “myth” or story of gods and goddesses, this book explores what made them religions. Citing articles via Google Scholar.


Ancient Mystery Cults by Walter Burkert

Rees – – The Classical Review 10 The Christian god is a traveling god that can be worshiped any where, not just in Eleusis ie. Mhstery, Paul Shorey, John A.

Slavery after Rome, — This book is neither a history nor a survey but a comparative phenomenology, concentrating on five major cults. Oct 14, Sean Mccarrey rated it really liked it. To ask other buurkert questions about Ancient Mystery Cultsplease sign up.

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I still wish Burkert had organized it with a chapter burkertt every religion discussed in the book, rather than switching back and forth between the different religions. Ancient Mystery Cults by Walter Burkert. An excellent book that provides information about the realm of ancient mystery cults, Ancient Greek and Roman, Ancient Egyptian, and Mesopotamian. Jul 23, Robyn rated it liked it Recommends it for: