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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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- Fall '08
- Christianity, mystery religions, Eleusinian