09a-2 Roman Religion

09a-2 Roman Religion - close social bonds of members...

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Religion in the Roman World Roman Religion Polytheistic, Mythology Civic religion = Patriotism No personal salvation Large magical element Worship of "Genius" of the Emperor, Roman Religion public and private sacrifice Stoic philosophy deification of Roman virtues Neo-Platonism Syncretistic
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Mystery Religions (Isis) From Eastern Fertility cults Greek, Syrian, Egyptian, Persian Brotherhood communal meals
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Unformatted text preview: close social bonds of members Mystery Religions Elaborate rituals purification, initiation, dancing, orgies Dying and reviving god or goddess agricultural mythology Mystery Religions Personal emotional relation with God Promise of personal salvation and resurrection Not exclusivistic can worship other gods Examples Dionysus, Eleusinian, Cybele, Isis, Mithra...
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course HIST 201 taught by Professor Sabey during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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