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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
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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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Methodology, Cumont, History of Religions, Oriental Religions, Cybele, Attis, Taurobolium

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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