SFr. 129.00
€ 129.00
BTC 0.0163
LTC 1.054
ETH 0.2094


Artikel-Nr. 17611346

Diesen Artikel in meine
Diesen Artikel
Diesen Preis


  • John Stephens
  • The Dreams and Visions of Aelius Aristides: A Case-Study in the History of Religions 

    Dieser Artikel gilt, aufgrund seiner Grösse, beim Versand als 2 Artikel!

    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 7-14 Tagen versandfertig
    Genre:  Religion 
    ISBN:  9781463202323 
    Verlag:  Gorgias Press Llc 
    Einband:  Gebunden  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 229 mm / B 152 mm / D 13 mm 
    Gewicht:  424 gr 
    Seiten:  170 
    Zus. Info:  HC gerader Rücken kaschiert 
    Bewertung: Titel bewerten / Meinung schreiben
    The second century CE Greco-Roman sophist Aelius Aristides was a member of the cult of Asclepius, a popular religious cult of the Hellenistic world. In his diary, the Sacred Tales, Aristides presents a first-person account of the multitude of nocturnal and waking dream-visions and miraculous healings that took place in his life while belonging to this cult. An examination of Aristides' religiosity, especially the accounts of the dream-visions and spiritual healings recorded in his dream diary, helps to shed light upon the spiritual environment of the Roman world in the first and second centuries CE. Furthermore, it may elucidate some of the reasons behind Christianity's appeal to the pagan masses, especially among the educated Roman upper classes to which Aristides belonged. Previous scholarly studies have sought to explain away Aristides' religious experiences described in the Sacred Tales in various ways, viewing the text as a rhetorical composition or the product of literary invention. Aristides has been labelled as "psychopathological" and the text as a creation of a deluded mind. However, the main premise of this book is that first and foremost, Aristides is an example of "homo religiosus" and that the Sacred Tales should be seen as a religious document. This approach highlights the religious dimension of the text. Rather than explain away Aristides' religious experiences, this book incorporates a variety of methodological approaches in order to identify and elucidate the many socio-historical and psychological factors affecting the nature of Aristides' religiosity and its symbolic articulation in textual form. Attention to the religious dimension of the text and an interdisciplinary perspective towards it reveals Aristides as less neurotic and eccentric as many have supposed him to be. In fact, Aristides is the "Not-So-Anxious Pagan".


    Wird aktuell angeschaut...

    Zurück zur letzten Ansicht

    AGB | Mein Konto | Impressum | Partnerprogramm
    Newsletter | RSS News-Feed Newsfeed | Facebook-Page Facebook | Google Plus-Page Google+ | Twitter-Page Twitter
    Forbidden Planet AG © 1999-2018
    Alle Angaben ohne Gewähr

    Im Sortiment stöbern
    Mein Konto
    Meine Wunschliste
    Fragen / AGB / Kontakt
    © by Forbidden Planet AG 1999-2018
    Jetzt auch mit Ethereum bestellen!