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Stoyanov, Yuri (2000) The Other God: Dualist Religions from Antiquity to the Cathar Heresy. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. (Nota Bene)

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Abstract

This fascinating book explores the evolution of religious dualism, the doctrine that man and cosmos are constant battlegrounds between forces of good and evil. It traces this evolution from late Egyptian religion and the revelations of Zoroaster and the Orphics in antiquity through the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Mithraic Mysteries, and the great Gnostic teachers to its revival in medieval Europe with the suppression of the Bogomils and the Cathars, heirs to the age-long teachings of dualism. Integrating political, cultural, and religious history, Yuri Stoyanov illuminates the dualist religious systems, recreating in vivid detail the diverse worlds of their striking ideas and beliefs, their convoluted mythologies and symbolism.

Item Type: Authored Books
Keywords: Religious Dualism, Syncretism, Comparative Religion, Heresy, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Manichaeism, Achaemenid Empire, Parthian Empire, Sasanian Empire, Graeco-Roman World, Roman Empire, Byzantium, Mithraism, Gnosticism, Bogomilism, Catharism, Balkans, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Ancient and Late Antique History, Medieval History
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BM Judaism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
D History General and Old World > DF Greece
D History General and Old World > DJK Eastern Europe (General)
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
D History General and Old World
ISBN: 9780300190144
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.12987/9780300190144
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2023 17:13
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/39777
Related URLs: https://yaleboo ... /the-other-god/ (Publisher URL)

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