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Conclusion: Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion

Andrej Petrovic and Ivana Petrovic

in Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: Volume I: Early Greek Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198768043
eISBN:
9780191821851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768043.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The Conclusion returns to the issues of the definition of inner purity, and addresses the place of inner purity and pollution in the broader context of Greek belief. It then presents general ... More


Islam: The Mockers Mocked

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines hell in Islam. For the damned, intimations of the truths taught by Islam emerge as one enters the grave. Hell suddenly appears in the distance, and unbelievers begin to realize ... More


Hesiod on Moral Badness as Impurity

Andrej Petrovic and Ivana Petrovic

in Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: Volume I: Early Greek Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198768043
eISBN:
9780191821851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768043.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Chapter 1 discusses Hesiod, Works and Days, seventh century bc. The rules for the ‘Hesiodic life’ (vv. 724–59) contain numerous instructions for obtaining and maintaining ritual purity. The ... More


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