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Bibil Identifier bibil:229501
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) St Paul in the early 20th century history of religions
Title (French, Long) "The Mystic of Tarsus" and the pagan mystery cults after the correspondence of Franz Cumont and Alfred Loisy
Author Lannoy, Annelies
Journal Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte (Volume: 64, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 222-239 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Alfred Loisy (1857-1940), the excommunicated French modernist priest and historian of religions, and Franz Cumont (1868-1947), the Belgian historian of religions and expert in pagan mystery cults, conducted a lively correspondence in which they intensively exchanged ideas. One of their favorite subjects for discussion was the dependence of St Paul on the pagan mysteries. Loisy dealt with this early 20th century moot point for Protestant, Catholic and non-religious scholars in his publications, while Cumont always remained silent. This study of their unpublished letters sheds new light on the strategies lying behind their publications. It reveals what they chose not to say, and what they meant by what they did say.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Loisy, Alfred
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Mysteries (Cults)
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Salvation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Rite
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