Julian the Apostate has 43 ratings and 7 reviews. Steve said: Julian (/), last of the Constantinian line Julian, Seeing IndifferenceSeeing. Walter Emil Kaegi, Jr.; G. W. Bowersock. Julian the Apostate. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Pp. xii, $, The American. In Bowersock’s analysis of Julian’s religious revolution, the The Last Pagan: Julian the Apostate and the Death of the Ancient World.

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Chapter 4 investigates the Chaldaean Oracles and its influence on Julian’s thought and action. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In the end they were Greeks. Bowersock – – The Classical Review 33 Rowland Smith, Julian’s Gods: Nothing in excess, Augustus.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nia rated it liked it Apr 18, It is no surprise that the massive researches of Cumont on Mithraism left an indelible impression on his colleague Bidez, and, given the immense and largely justified influence of Bidez’ La Vie de l’Empereur Julien, that Mithraism has been accorded a prime position in Julian’s thought, as, thee example, by Athanassiadi.

To purchase short term mulian, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. What makes Biblio different? Laura rated it liked it Oct 06, Glen Warren Bowersock is a contemporary American scholar of the ancient world.

And he did what he could to carry out his resolution during his brief reign approximately 18 months as Emperor, so Julian was demonized by Christians and deified by “pagans” after his early death.


Ships with Tracking Number! Oct 09, Milo rated it really liked it Shelves: Research on Julian the Apostate, No. Rats in the Sacristy. Timothy Hall rated it liked it Feb 27, Very Good- with no dust jacket; Pages clean except for previous owner name. Julian the Apostate Julian the Apostate. As it is, in her brief introductory comments to Julian: Russell Books Ltd Condition: He carefully defines particular issues in Julianic scholarship closely linked to some other specialized field, summarizes the views on those same issues as expounded by students of Julian and his reign, and then shows how those views often depend on dated scholarship.

No keywords specified fix it. Sign In Forgot password? However, I noticed the lack only on a second reading – when I was first reading it, I was found it really informative. Jan 03, Steve added it Shelves: Smith observes that Julian couches his attack on Christian revelation in long-standing, derivative argumentation and suggests that Julian viewed Christian revelation based on a “once-and-for-all incarnation of God” as impossible to square with a Neoplatonic notion of revelation reconcilable with traditional Greco-Roman polytheism.

This interpretation of Julian’s relationship to the philosophy of Iamblichus is central to Smith’s subsequent Chapters 5 through 7, on Mithraism, the Metroac worship, and Christianity, respectively.

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Julian the Apostate

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An important reflection of this imposition of Neoplatonic concerns onto the Chaldaean Oracles was the intricate soteriological theory its revelations inspired, an integral part of which Smith holds to have been the elevation of the soul through theurgy, particularly as espoused by Iamblichus in reaction to Porphyry’s telescoping psychic theory.

Ozymandias rated it liked it Sep 02, In the 60 pages of notes and eight pages of bibliography, the latest reference is to the 2nd edition of Robert Turcan’s Mithra et le Mithriacisme Paris.

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Account Options Sign in. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Bidez’ thesis of an initial tolerance Smith explains as a misreading of the caution with which Julian, of necessity, had to move in the early portion of his reign. I suppose we all must look at the ancient world through the lens of our own experience and beliefs. Can’t help but feel fond for an underdog, sometimes.

In a series of laws he revoked property and privileges granted the church by his Christian predecessors, working concurrently to restore the losses of pagan cult.