Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults, Cambridge London, Harvard University Press, , IX+ p., 12 fig., 15×23 cm. (Car Newell Jackson Lectures). WALTER BURKERT. Ancient Mystery Cults. Cambridge, Massachusetts, and. London, England: Harvard University Press, Pp. ix + $ This book. Review of Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults. Philip Sellew · Classical and Near Eastern Studies. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article.

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A realistic, scholarly picture of what these associations were and what their ancieent were like emerges, and it’s refreshingly devoid of hype and romanticism. Excellent discussion of the topic presented for non-experts like myself, but goes into some depth in this interesting topic.

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The History of Science George Sarton: Article PDF first page preview. Oxford University Press On burket other hand, this does bring home the point that there weren’t firm barriers between the different Mystery religions and they overlapped quite a bit.


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