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dc.contributor.authorVersnel, H.S.
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-26 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T15:21:19Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T15:21:19Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier391871
dc.identifierOCN: 808385406en_US
dc.identifier.issn0927-7633
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/34612
dc.description.abstractInspired by a critical reconsideration of current monolithic approaches to the study of Greek religion, this book argues that ancient Greeks displayed a disquieting capacity to validate two (or more) dissonant, if not contradictory, representations of the divine world in a complementary rather than mutually exclusive manner. From this perspective the six chapters explore problems inherent in: order vs. variety/chaos in polytheism, arbitrariness vs. justice in theodicy, the peaceful co-existence of mono- and polytheistic theologies, human traits in divine imagery, divine omnipotence vs. limitation of power, and ruler cult. Based on an intimate knowledge of ancient realia and literary testimonia the book stands out for its extensive application of relevant perceptions drawn from cultural anthropology, theology, cognitive science, psychology, and linguistics.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReligions in the Graeco-Roman World
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE::HBLA1 Classical history / classical civilisation
dc.subject.otheromnipotence
dc.subject.otherveelgoderij
dc.subject.othertheodicy
dc.subject.othercultus
dc.subject.otherdivine
dc.subject.othervoorspellen
dc.subject.otherleider
dc.subject.otherruler
dc.subject.otheralmacht
dc.subject.otherreligie
dc.subject.othercult
dc.subject.othertheodicee
dc.subject.otherreligion
dc.subject.otherpolytheism
dc.subject.otherAncient Greece
dc.subject.otherGreeks
dc.subject.otherHermes
dc.subject.otherZeus
dc.titleCoping With the Gods
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByaf16fd4b-42a1-46ed-82e8-c5e880252026
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameBrill
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://brill.com/
oapen.relation.isbn9789004210905
oapen.collectionOAPEN-NL
oapen.series.number173
oapen.pagesxiv, 594 pp.
oapen.place.publicationLeiden - Boston
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Ancient Greece - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greece; Greeks - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeks; Hermes - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermes; Zeus - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeus
oapen.remark.public21-7-2020 - No DOI registered in CrossRef for ISBN 9789004204904


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