Lecture F 4-3

Lecture F 4-3 - Lecture F 4/3 1. Different groups of Jews...

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Lecture F 4/3 1. Different groups of Jews in tension: o Hellenistic: assimilated, Greek-speaking o o Pharisees: conservative, emph. adherence to Jewish laws to maintain a separate Jewish identity o So one can’t talk about “ the Jews” as if they all agreed. 2. Religions of the 1 st century A.D. o Greco-Roman gods : requiring sacrifice and prayer o Mithra : ritual of baptism (in ox blood) and rebirth o Cybele and her son Attis, who dies and is resurrected o Isis and her brother Osiris, who dies and is resurrected Cybele and Isis = Great Mother, Our Lady, Queen of Heaven, Star of the Sea 3. Philosophies of the 1 st century A.D. o Stoics : make yourself independent of any external good or harm; only your inner mind and character count. Your mind/soul is immortal. o Neoplatonists : rise from the material to the abstract ideal via contemplation. Your mind/soul is immortal. o
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