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Epilogue

David Ulansey

in The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067880
eISBN:
9780199853328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067880.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book discussed Mithraic iconography as a cosmological symbol formed by religious-minded scholars and individuals who proved that the entire universe was governed by a god who had control over ... More


Conclusions: A New Basis for Interpreting the Mysteries

ROGER BECK

in The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire: Mysteries of the Unconquered Sun

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216130
eISBN:
9780191712128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216130.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This concluding chapter revisits the summary description of the religion of the Mithras cult proposed in Chapter 1.


The Mysteries of Mithras

David Ulansey

in The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067880
eISBN:
9780199853328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067880.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

In the third century, Mithraism was greatly manifested in the archaeological temples built underground, known as mithraea, where the cult's ideology of “tauroctony” can be found. This ancient Roman ... More


The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire: Mysteries of the Unconquered Sun

Roger Beck

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216130
eISBN:
9780191712128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216130.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book provides a new description of Mithraism, one of the mystery cults of the Roman Empire, from the perspective of its initiates. Mithraism, which was centred on the sun god Mithras, is ... More


The Heavenly Powers

ALAN SCOTT

in Origen and the Life of the Stars: A History of an Idea

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263616
eISBN:
9780191682612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263616.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents an evaluation of astral powers in moral terms and the subsequent impact of related debates. One idea which Origen adopted which is not present in Philo or any of the classical ... More


Religions of the Vanquished

Mark Edwards

in Religions of the Constantinian Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199687725
eISBN:
9780191815034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687725.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 6 collects what can be known about the cults of subject peoples in the Roman Empire, using as its template the invective of Firmicus Maternus Against the Error of Profane Religions. The ... More


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