Readings in Western Religious Thought: The ancient world

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Patrick V. Reid
Paulist Press, 1987 - 395 pagini
An anthology of primary readings in ancient western religious thought from the beginnings of civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt (c. 3000 B.C.E.) to the collapse of the Roman Empire (c. 450 C.E.). +

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Republic
141
HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN RELIGIONS
159
Hymn to ZeusStoical Theology
160
Epistal to Menoeceus Epicureanism
162
The Praises of Isis The Cult of Isis
164
Metamorphoses The Mysteries of Isis
166
Laws Ancient Roman Religion
171
The Dream of Scipio in On the Republic
175

The Instruction for MeriKaRe Egyptian Wisdom
37
The Hymn to the Aton The Religion of Akhenaton
39
ISRAEL AND THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES
43
Genesis The Primeval History and Abraham Story
44
Exodus The Exodus and Sinai Revelation
46
The Former Prophets
50
12 Samuel The David Story
51
The Prophets
54
Amos
55
Hosea
57
Isaiah
59
Jeremiah
61
Second Isaiah 4055
63
Ezra and Nehemiah
66
The Writings
67
Proverbs
68
The Book of Job
71
The Book of Daniel
75
Ancient and Classical Greek Religion
81
The Iliad Homers War Epic
82
The Odyssey Homers Journey Epic
99
The Works and Days A Greek Didactic Poem
108
The Theogony A Greek Myth of Origins
119
The Mystery Religions
127
The Homeric Hymn to Demeter The Elusian Mysteries
128
The Bacchae The Cult of Dionysus
133
Socrates and Plato The Search for a Rational Theology
135
The Aeneid Romes National Epic
181
The Jewish Sects from Antiquities of the Jews
269
The Creation of the World
271
The Enneads
275
THE NEW TESTAMENT
283
The Letters of Paul
285
Galatians
287
1 Corinthians
289
Romans
294
The Gospels
299
Marks Gospel
300
The Gospel of Matthew
308
LukeActs
316
The Gospel of John
328
Revelation The Christian Apocalypse
335
THE CHRISTIAN FATHERS AND EARLY CHRISTOLOGICAL COUNCILS c 100450 CE
340
The First Apology A Defense of Christianity
343
Against Heresies The Struggle with Gnosticism
350
The Prescription Against Heretics A Christian Opposition to Philosophy
354
On First Principles A Christian NeoPlatonic Theology
359
The Incarnation of the Word of God The Arian Controversy
369
The Council of Nicaea The Rejection of Arianism
375
The Council of Chalcedon Later Christological Controversy
376
The Life of Antony The Beginnings of Christian Monasticism
379
The Confessions A Christian Spiritual Autobiography
385
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Pagina 61 - But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
Pagina 62 - But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it upon their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Pagina 362 - By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter ; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of GOD, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season...
Pagina 294 - For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
Pagina 50 - Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.
Pagina 293 - For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.
Pagina 65 - Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.
Pagina 48 - Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full ; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
Pagina 293 - I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.
Pagina 60 - Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord!

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