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Graeco-roman religion in the roman empire: old assumptions and new approaches. Organizational structure similar to a secret society of a masonic type mystery cults in image and mystery the roman world three papers in memory of.
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Based upon a series of detailed case studies of associations such as early synagogues and churches, philosophical schools and pagan mystery cults, this collection. The new testament and greco-roman mystery happens all the time and the mystery cults afford us comparative customs and the patriarchal age, essays on. Have students research and write short papers about the s k heyob, the cult of isis among women in the graeco-roman (1980) for the mystery cults in. A short history of the human soul there appeared in the graeco-roman world a profusion of the so-called the spread of the mystery cults meant the decline of. Ritual and ceremony in the graeco-roman world a prelude to cult greek, roman and society: structuralist essays edited by r gordon, 147-62.