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KINDLE Drudgery Divine

FREE DOC ¾ READER Drudgery Divine ´ On the Comparison of Early Christianities and the Religions of Late Antiquity ç EYLTRANSFERSERVICES × ➹ [Reading] ➻ Drudgery Divine: On the Comparison of Early Christianities Ip has been based upon an underlying Protestant Catholic polemic The result is a devastating critiue of traditional New Testament scholarship a redescription of early Christianities as religious traditions amenable to comparison and a milestone in Smith's controversial approach to comparative religious studies An important book and certainly one of the most significant in the car

KINDLE Ï On the Comparison of Early Christianities and the Religions of Late Antiquity á Jonathan Z. Smith

In this major theoretical and methodological statement on the history of religions Jonathan Z Smith shows how convert apologetic agendas can dictate the course of comparative religious studies As his example Smith reviews four centuries of scholarship comparing early Christianities with religions of late Antiuity especially the so called mystery cults and shows how this scholarsh

Jonathan Z. Smith á Drudgery Divine: On the Comparison of Early Christianities and the Religions of Late Antiquity BOOK

Drudgery Divine On the Comparison of Early Christianities and the Religions of Late AntiquityEer of Jonathan Z Smith whom one may venture to call the greatest pathologist in the history of religions As in many precedent cases Smith follows a standard procedure he carefully selects his victim and then dissects with artistic finesse and uneualed acumen The operation is always necessary and a deconstructor of Smith's caliber is hard to findIoan P Coulianu Journal of Religio