Greek Resurrection Beliefs and the Success of Christianity

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Springer, 22. jun. 2009 - 274 sider
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This book examines the relationship between the growth of Christianity in Greece and the belief in resurrection from the dead. It gives a clear presentation of various generally unknown aspects about traditional Greek religion, such as stories about people being made physically immortal and the Greek fascination with the flesh.
 

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Dilemmas of the Flesh
1
Where Do We Stand?
9
The Attraction of Immortal Flesh
21
The Possibility of Immortal Flesh
46
New Beliefs Old Beliefs
105
Jewish Beliefs on the Afterlife
121
The Challenge of Immortal Flesh
141
The Success of Immortal Flesh
159
Notes
219
Bibliography
252
Index
261
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DAG ØISTEIN ENDSJØ is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway, specializing in Greek religion and early Christianity.

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