8 Results The Mithraic Liturgy, Clergy and Devotees by Franz Cumont (). The Mysteries of Mithra by Franz Cumont (). CUMONT, FRANZ. Franz Valèry Marie Cumont (–) was a Belgian historian of religions, as well as a philologist, archaeologist, and epigraphist. Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism, by Franz Cumont, at

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This was the invasion of the Oriental religions, and the slow working, from the advent of the Great Mother of the Gods in B. The year following, this book appeared in the translation of Thomas J. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. A second and more vital cause, however, wrought to bring about the same result. In this work Cumont underlines the importance of astrological determinism and its consequences on the religious conceptions of the cumoont destiny and of its afterlife journey.

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As an investigator, he combines in one person Teutonic thoroughness and Gallic intuition. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The cults of Asia and Egypt bridged the gap between the old religions and Christianity, and in such a way as to make the triumph of Christianity an evolution, not a revolution.

Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. Cumont, “the triumph of the church will, in our opinion, appear more and more as the culmination of a long cumot of beliefs.

Cumont, with several collaborators in particular Franz Bollpublished several volumes on the Italian, German, British, and French libraries. Cumont thus accounts for the vitality of the old faiths: This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.

His lectures as guest professor at the College de France in and at the University of Oxford in were published under the title Les religions orientales dans le paganisme romain Paris,with cumong chapter on Mithraism.

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Only 1 left in stock more on the way. His expeditions to Syria and Turkey for astrological research led to discoveries of drawings and inscriptions on monuments and revealed a significant relation between the Mediterranean cult of Mithra and the Eastern practice of Zoroastrian Mazdaism. Three main problems were outlined: In the s Cumont’s reconstruction of the Mithra’s mysteries franx under criticism by Richard Gordon and others.


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He is thus an example of the highest type of scholar–the exhaustive searcher after evidence, and the sympathetic interpreter who mediates between his subject and the lay intellectual life of his time. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. After his death his extensive library was bequeathed franx the Accademia Belgica in Rome. The “Oriental cults” were in fact more “Greco-Oriental” — they passed first from Asia to Greece, where they were deeply Hellenized, and then from Greece to Rome. Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted online. The presentation in outline of the main lines of thought which underlie his conception of the importance of the Oriental religions in universal history may afford the uninitiated reader a background against which the author’s depiction of the various cults of the Oriental group will be more easily and clearly seen.

His perseverance in the accurate collection of material is equalled cumnot by his power to see the real nature and effect of the religions of which he writes.

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He used the occasion to study ancient astrological conceptions and the relationship between philosophical and religious theories, especially Neoplatonism. I, the Conclusions in which be interpreted the great mass of evidence contained in the cumnot of the work. Vumont note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. With such a conception of latter-day paganism, we may more easily understand its strength and the bitter rivalry between it and the new faith, as well as the facility with which cjmont society, once its cause frqnz proved hopeless, turned to Christianity.


If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. What his book The Mysteries of Mithra is to his special knowledge of Mithraism, The Oriental Religions is to his knowledge of the whole field.

Cumont also encouraged the Belgian excavations in Apamea. This page was last edited on 14 Augustat Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of The book ends with a conclusion on the role of astrology and magic.

Cumony for download now. Theology, Astrology, And Religion. Retrieved from ” https: Cumont is therefore a contributor to our appreciation of the continuity of history. Rranz Music Stream millions of songs. It is in the hope of lessening somewhat this natural difficulty of assimilating M. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The Great Mother and Attis, with self-consecration, enthusiasm, and asceticism; Isis and Serapis, with the ideals of communion and purification; Baal, the omnipotent dweller in the far-off heavens; Jehovah, the jealous God of cumobt Hebrews, omniscient and omnipresent; Mithra, deity of the sun, with the Persian dualism of good and evil, and with after-death rewards and punishments–all these, and more, flowed successively into the channel of Roman life and mingled their waters to form the late Roman paganism which proved so pertinacious a foe to the Christian religion.

Cumoht tells us, “was much farther removed from the religious ideal of Augustus, although they would never have admitted it, than that of their opponents in the senate. Cumont’s works on Julian include Recherches sur la tradition manuscrite des lettres de l’empereur Julien ; with Joseph Bidez, Imp.