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ARMSTRONG, A.H., ed. Classical Mediterranean Spirituality : Egyptian, Greek, Roman. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, (1986). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xxiv,-517,(3). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Volume 15 in the World Spirituality: An Encyclopedia History of the Religious Quest series. General Editor: Ewert Cousins. "This volume strives to do justice to [...] two somewhat contradictory aspects of classical Mediterranean spirituality [on the one hand, it is an example of archaic spirituality, and onthe other it bears an intricate relationship to our own European Christian, anti-Christian, and post-Christian spiritualities]: Its deeply archaic aspect going back to Neolithic times or further, and its profoundly reflective aspect -- 'reflective', not merely in the sense of 'philosophical', but in the sense that archaic Greek spirituality is inconceivable withoutcontinual reference to the poets." -from the dustjacket. Contents: I: Hist ories: 1. J. Gwyn Griffiths's "The Faith of the Pharaonic Period"; 2. Griffiths's "The Great Egyptian Cults of Oecumenical Spiritual Significance"; 3.A.H. Armstrong's "The Ancient and Continuing Pieties of the Greek World"; 4. J.B. Skemp's "The Spirituality of Socrates and Plato"; 5. Patrick Atherton's "Aristotle"; 6. A.A. Long's "Epicureans and Stoics"; 7. John Pinsent's"Roman Spirituality"; 8. H.D. Saffrey's "The Piety and Prayers of Ordinary Men and Women in Late Antiquity"; 9. J.M. Dillon's "Plutarch and Second Ce ntury Platonism"; 10. Neoplatonist Spirituality: Pierre Hadot's "Plotinus and Porphyry" and Saffrey's "From Iamblichus to Proclusnand Damascius". II: Themes: 11. John Peter Kenney's "Monotheistic and Polytheistic Elements in Classical Mediterranean Spirituality"; 12. Werner Beierwaltes's "The Love of Beauty and the Love of God"; 13. Atherton's "The City in Ancient Religious Experiences"; 14. Frederick M. Schroeder's "The Self in Ancient ReligiousExperience"; 15. K. Corrigan's "Body and Soul in Ancient Religious Experie nce"; 16. Peter Manchester's "The Religious Experience of Time and Eternity"; 17. Jean Pepin's "Cosmic Piety"; 18. I. Hadot's "The Spiritual Guide"; 19. R.T. Wallis's "The Spiritual Importance of Not Knowing"; 20. Patricia Cox Miller's "In Praise of Nonsense". Very good in lightly nicked dustjacket.60.00
Title: Classical Mediterranean Spirituality : Egyptian, Greek, Roman. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company, New York, 1986, ISBN:0824507649:
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