Divination and Theurgy in Neoplatonism : Oracles of the Gods.

By: Addey, CrystalContributor(s): Ayres, Dr. Lewis | Cox Miller, Professor Patricia | Edwards, Dr. Mark | Riedweg, Professor ChristophSeries: Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity SerPublisher: Farnham : Routledge, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (352 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781409451532Subject(s): Porphyry, -- approximately 234-approximately 305. -- Pros Anebō.;Iamblichus, -- approximately 250-approximately 330. -- De mysteriis.;Neoplatonism.;Theurgy.;Oracles.;Mysteries, Religious.;DivinationGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Divination and Theurgy in Neoplatonism : Oracles of the GodsDDC classification: 203/.2 LOC classification: B645 -- .A33 2014ebOnline resources: Click to View
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Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- 1 Oracles and Philosophy -- 2 Oracles, Allegory and Mystery Cults -- 3 Debating Oracles: Pagan and Christian Perspectives -- 4 Debating Oracles: Porphyry's Letter to Anebo and Iamblichus' De Mysteriis -- 5 Divination, Rationality and Ritual in Neoplatonism -- 6 Divine Inspiration, Possession and Contact with the Gods in Iamblichus' De Mysteriis -- 7 Divination and Theurgy in Iamblichus' De Mysteriis -- 8 Manifesting the Gods: Oracles as Symbola -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: This book explores the extensive links between oracles and philosophy in Late Antiquity, particularly focusing on the roles of oracles and other forms of divination in third and fourth century CE Neoplatonism. Examining some of the most significant debates between pagan philosophers and Christian intellectuals on the nature of oracles as a central yet contested element of religious tradition, Addey focuses particularly on Porphyry's Philosophy from Oracles and Iamblichus' De Mysteriis.
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Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- 1 Oracles and Philosophy -- 2 Oracles, Allegory and Mystery Cults -- 3 Debating Oracles: Pagan and Christian Perspectives -- 4 Debating Oracles: Porphyry's Letter to Anebo and Iamblichus' De Mysteriis -- 5 Divination, Rationality and Ritual in Neoplatonism -- 6 Divine Inspiration, Possession and Contact with the Gods in Iamblichus' De Mysteriis -- 7 Divination and Theurgy in Iamblichus' De Mysteriis -- 8 Manifesting the Gods: Oracles as Symbola -- Bibliography -- Index.

This book explores the extensive links between oracles and philosophy in Late Antiquity, particularly focusing on the roles of oracles and other forms of divination in third and fourth century CE Neoplatonism. Examining some of the most significant debates between pagan philosophers and Christian intellectuals on the nature of oracles as a central yet contested element of religious tradition, Addey focuses particularly on Porphyry's Philosophy from Oracles and Iamblichus' De Mysteriis.

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