Initiation into the Mysteries of the Ancient World
by Jan N. Bremmer
Publisher: De Gruyter Open 2014
Number of pages: 256
This book explores ancient mystery cults and their influence on emerging Christianity. The author discusses the famous Eleusian Mysteries as well as smaller and lesser-known Greek and Roman mysteries, offering an indispensable in-depth analysis of this fascinating phenomenon.
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