Understanding Greek religion a cognitive approach 9780415688451, 9780415688468, 9781315647012, 0415688450, 0415688469

Understanding Greek Religion is one of the first attempts to fully examine any religion from a cognitivist perspective,

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English Pages 1 vol. (XIX-410 p.) : ill., cartes. ; 24 cm Year 2016

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Understanding Greek religion a cognitive approach
 9780415688451, 9780415688468, 9781315647012, 0415688450, 0415688469

Table of contents :
ContentsList of Illustrations, Maps and TablesPreface and AcknowledgmentsUsing This BookAbbreviations1. What is Greek Religion? Essay 1.1: Twelve Gods, and Other Ways to Limit a Pantheon Essay 1.2: Homer's Hera and the Hera(s) of Cult Essay 1.3: Reciprocity in Greek Religion2. Implicit Theology and the (Ir)rationalEssay 2.1: Epiphanies of AthenaEssay 2.2: What Do The Gods Know?Essay 2.3: Myth, Ritual and Adonis 3. Orthopraxy, Identity, and SocietyEssay 3.1: The Inclusiveness of the Panathenaic FestivalEssay 3.2: Dancing for the GodsEssay 3.3: The Kyrene Cathartic Law4. Ritual, Festival and SacrificeEssay 4.1: Sacrificing to Zeus Polieus on KosEssay 4.2: Theseus and the Athenian CalendarEssay 4.3: Ritual Form and the Greek Evidence5. Eschatology, Mysteries and Hero CultsEssay 5.1 How Mystical Were the Eleusinian Mysteries?Essay 5.2 Texts to Accompany the DeadEssay 5.3 Three Heroic Founders6. Memory, Continuity and ChangeEssay 6.1 Memory and the Molpoi Essay 6.2 Herakles as Pan-Mediterranean DeityEssay 6.3 The Origins of SarapisGlossaryThe Cognitive Science of Religion: A Bibliographical EssayIndex

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