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Symbolisme, évolution rituelle et morale dans l'histoire des religions: le cas du Taurobolium dans les publications et la correspondance de Franz Cumont et d'Alfred Loisy

Danny Praet UGent (2013) MYTHOS. 7(20). p.127-142
abstract
As an historian of religions Franz Cumont was an evolutionist. His publications on the origins and the evolution of the taurobolium-criobolium, and extracts from his correspondence with Alfred Loisy show to what extent his interpretation of this rite was influenced by the paradigm in which he worked. Mazdaism, Judaism and Greek philosophy were for him the motors of a spiritual interpretation of a primitive rite from Asia-Minor, and the success of this rite in the West was part of the history of the evolution of ancient cults stylized by the symbolism of the elements. Cumont saw this history dialectically, with alliances between different oriental religions. The telos of this evolution was a moral and universalist spirituality and belief in astral immortality. Loisy worked within a different paradigm (analogue genealogy) and the letters between these two scholars show that they combined the greatest respect and friendship for each other with the determination to think about the links between Christianity and the mystery cults from within their own paradigm.
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journalArticle (original)
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published
subject
keyword
Methodology, Cumont, History of Religions, Oriental Religions, Cybele, Attis, Taurobolium
journal title
MYTHOS
Mythos
editor
frédéric amsler
volume
7
issue
20
issue title
Quelle place pour Alfred Loisy dans l’histoire de la recherche en exégèse biblique et en sciences des religions?
pages
127 - 142
ISSN
1972-2516
ISBN
9788882414405
language
French
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yes
classification
A2
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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4356096
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-4356096
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2014-04-08 10:19:00
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2016-12-19 15:43:15
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  author       = {Praet, Danny},
  editor       = {amsler, fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric},
  isbn         = {9788882414405},
  issn         = {1972-2516},
  journal      = {MYTHOS},
  keyword      = {Methodology,Cumont,History of Religions,Oriental Religions,Cybele,Attis,Taurobolium},
  language     = {fre},
  number       = {20},
  pages        = {127--142},
  title        = {Symbolisme, {\'e}volution rituelle et morale dans l'histoire des religions: le cas du Taurobolium dans les publications et la correspondance de Franz Cumont et d'Alfred Loisy},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Praet, Danny. 2013. “Symbolisme, Évolution Rituelle Et Morale Dans L’histoire Des Religions: Le Cas Du Taurobolium Dans Les Publications Et La Correspondance De Franz Cumont Et d'Alfred Loisy.” Ed. frédéric amsler. Mythos 7 (20): 127–142.
APA
Praet, D. (2013). Symbolisme, évolution rituelle et morale dans l’histoire des religions: le cas du Taurobolium dans les publications et la correspondance de Franz Cumont et d'Alfred Loisy. ( frédéric amsler, Ed.)MYTHOS, 7(20), 127–142.
Vancouver
1.
Praet D. Symbolisme, évolution rituelle et morale dans l’histoire des religions: le cas du Taurobolium dans les publications et la correspondance de Franz Cumont et d'Alfred Loisy. amsler frédéric, editor. MYTHOS. 2013;7(20):127–42.
MLA
Praet, Danny. “Symbolisme, Évolution Rituelle Et Morale Dans L’histoire Des Religions: Le Cas Du Taurobolium Dans Les Publications Et La Correspondance De Franz Cumont Et d'Alfred Loisy.” Ed. frédéric amsler. MYTHOS 7.20 (2013): 127–142. Print.