Divination and Theurgy in Neoplatonism: Oracles of the Gods

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 28 okt. 2014 - 256 pagina's
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This book explores the extensive links between oracles and philosophy in Late Antiquity, particularly focusing on the roles of oracles and other forms of divination in third and fourth century CE Neoplatonism. Examining some of the most significant debates between pagan philosophers and Christian intellectuals on the nature of oracles as a central yet contested element of religious tradition, Addey focuses particularly on Porphyry's Philosophy from Oracles and Iamblichus' De Mysteriis.
 

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oracles allegory and mystery Cults
43
pagan and Christian perspectives
83
porphyrys Letter to Anebo and iamblichus
127
Divination rationality and ritual in neoplatonism
171
Divine inspiration possession and Contact with the gods
215
Divination and Theurgy in iamblichus De Mysteriis
239
oracles as Symbola
283
Index
325
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Crystal Addey is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David and Tutor in Lifelong Learning at Cardiff University. She obtained her doctorate in Classics from the University of Bristol (2009). She has published numerous book chapters and articles on oracles, divination and religion in Neoplatonism and Late Antiquity. She is a member of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies and the Centre of Late Antique Religion and Culture, Cardiff University.

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