Greek Popular Religion by Martin P. Nilsson

Greek Popular Religion

byMartin P. Nilsson

Kobo ebook | January 25, 2017

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Greek Popular Religion
by Martin P. Nilsson

Jon D. Mikalson examines how Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and other Greek philosophers described, interpreted, criticized, and utilized the components and concepts of the religion of the people of their time - practices such as sacrifice, prayer, dedications, and divination. The chief concepts involved are those of piety and impiety, and after a thorough analysis of the philosophical texts Mikalson offers a refined definition of Greek piety, dividing it into its two constituent elements of `proper respect' for the gods and `religious correctness'. He concludes with a demonstration of the benevolence of the gods in the philosophical tradition, linking it to the expectation of that benevolence evinced by popular religion.

Title:Greek Popular ReligionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 25, 2017Publisher:Bhoomi Digital Apps.Language:English

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ISBN:9990052483290

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