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By Timothy Hegedus

ISBN-10: 0820472573

ISBN-13: 9780820472577

Early Christianity and old Astrology explores a number of responses to astrology, the preferred kind of divination between early Christians in Greco-Roman antiquity. After a quick review of historic astrological concept and a survey of polemical responses to it, this e-book records cases during which early Christian writers and groups included astrology certainly into their ideals and practices. This examine is of curiosity to scholars of early Christianity and of Greco-Roman faith and to these desirous about interfaith family or with problems with Christian solidarity and variety. it really is quite prompt to be used in classes at the historical past of Christianity and at the religions of Greco-Roman antiquity.

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Ad imaginem te divinitatis similitudinemque forma, ut sis semper praeconio bonitatis ornatus. Oportet enim eum, qui cotidie de diis vel cum diis loquitur, animum suum ita formare atque instruere, ut ad imitationem divinitatis semper accedat (vol. 1, p. 8–13 Kroll–Skutsch). 102. Secerne te ab spectaculorum semper illecebris, ne quis te fautorem alicuius esse partis existimet; antistes enim deorum separatus et alienus esse debet a pravis illecebris voluptatum (vol. 1, p. 88 Kroll–Skutsch). 103. Dato operam, ut instituto ac proposito tuo bonorum institutum ac propositum vincas sacerdotum; antistitem enim Solis ac Lunae et ceterorum deorum, per quos terrena omnia gubernantur, sic oportet animum suum semper instruere, ut dignus esse tantis caerimoniis omnium hominum testimoniis comprobetur (vol.

9. Roger Beck, “Thus Spake Not Zarathustra: Zoroastrian Pseudepigrapha of the GrecoRoman World,” in Mary Boyce and Frantz Grenet, A History of Zoroastrianism, vol. 3 (Leiden, 1991), 497; Tamsyn Barton, Ancient Astrology (London, 1994), 103–04. g. trine versus square). 10. Festugière, Révélation, vol. 1, 90. ) 11. Bouché-Leclercq, 75. 12. , 74. According to Festugière, Révélation, vol. ” 13. Bouché-Leclercq, 73. 14. See Michael Lapidge, “Stoic Cosmology,” in The Stoics, ed. John M. Rist (Berkeley, 1978), 169–176 (the notion of πνευ^ μα applied to the cosmos as a whole).

Basile de Césarée: Homélies sur l’Hexaéméron (Paris, 1968; SC 26 bis), 65. 13. Amand, Fatalisme, 226 (a copyist theologian who takes good care not to cite his source, who follows his sources slavishly; frequent misunderstandings reveal his incompentence in the subject of astrology). On p. 226–227 Amand lists the parallels between Hippolytus, Refutation 4 and Sextus, Against the Astrologers 5. 14. Contra Éric Junod, ed. Origène: Philocalie 21–27: Sur le Libre Arbitre (Paris, 1976; SC 226), 45.

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