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Die pagane Theologie des Philosophen Salustios

Herausgegeben von Detlef Melsbach. Eingeleitet, übersetzt und mit interpretierenden Essays versehen von Nicole Belayche, Robbert M. van den Berg, Adrien Lecerf, Detlef Melsbach und Jan Opsomer

[The Pagan Theology of the Philosopher Salustios.]

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This volume presents an introduction to Salustios and his writings, a new German translation and essays from different philosophical and religious-historical perspectives that open up new approaches to this remarkable attempt at cultural self-assurance in times of profound change.
Inspired by Neoplatonism, the work of the philosopher Salustios outlines doctrines »concerning the gods, the world and human affairs” and thus profiles pagan traditions of thought and belief in contrast to the Christian world view that became increasingly widespread in the fourth century. This volume presents an introduction to Salustios and his writings, a new German translation and essays from different philosophical and religious-historical perspectives that open up new approaches to this remarkable attempt at cultural self-assurance in times of profound change.
Survey of contents
A. Einführung

B. Text und Übersetzung

C. Essays
Adrien Lecerf: Salustios' Schrift als Propagandadokument – Jan Opsomer: Spuren einer wissenschaftlichen platonischen Theologie in Salustios' De deis – Nicole Belayche: Kommunikationsformen zwischen Göttern und Menschen – Robbert M. van den Berg: Salustius' composite theory of myths
Authors/Editors

Detlef Melsbach Geboren 1968; Studium der Ev. Theologie, Klassischen Philologie und Historischen Musikwissenschaft; 2007 theologische Promotion; seit 1998 Pastor in Hamburg.

Nicole Belayche Born 1952; Studies in Roman History and History of Religions at the Sorbonne and the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris; 1984 Doctorate; 1999 Habilitation; 1992–99 Maître de Conférences at Paris IV-Sorbonne University; since 2000 Professor of Roman History at Rennes 2 University, France.

Adrien Lecerf ist Wissenschaftler am CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) der Sorbonne Université.

Jan Opsomer Geboren 1966; ist Professor für Philosophie an der Katholischen Universität Leuven.

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