History 111 in Class Notes 9-22-10

History 111 in Class Notes 9-22-10 - H istory 111 in Class...

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History 111 in Class Notes 9-22-10 -jayhawk shirts -mizzou alum Religion in the Empire - clear distinction in the Roman mind between two types of religion -public religion: what you do in public, civic worship of the cult of the Emperor, burn your incense -personal religion: what you do in private -the two types of religion co-existed, as long as people continued to worship the cult of the Emperor -we have an “either/or” mentality about religion -Romans had a “both/and” mentality -you could burn incense at the altar of the emperor, then walk down the street and sacrifice a bull at the temple of Mithras Private or “Mystery” Religions - cult of Isis, coming from Egypt -themes of resurrection participating in the story of Isis and Osiris -Cult of Mithras, coming from Persia -sacrifice of bull, men only -Cult of Cybele -mainly women -social exclusivity -men were allowed to join if they self castrationed -All have an element of public presentation, heavy ritual, and social exclusivity Christianity
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