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Hans Dieter Betz

The »Mithras Liturgy«

Text, Translation, and Commentary
[Die »Mithrasliturgie«. Text, Übersetzung und Kommentar.]
2003. XVIII, 274 pages.
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  • 978-3-16-148128-4
Hans Dieter Betz has done a translation of and a commentary on a fascinating papyrus text from late antiquity. The so-called »Mithras Liturgy« is an esoteric magic ritual of ascension, written from the inner perspective of an initiated practitioner and showing a syncretistic form of late Egyptian religion, influenced also by Hellenistic philosophy of religion.

Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum / Studies and Texts in Antiquity and Christianity (STAC)