The Resource Coping with the gods : wayward readings in Greek theology, by H.S. Versnel

Coping with the gods : wayward readings in Greek theology, by H.S. Versnel

Label
Coping with the gods : wayward readings in Greek theology
Title
Coping with the gods
Title remainder
wayward readings in Greek theology
Statement of responsibility
by H.S. Versnel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by a critical reconsideration of current monolithic approaches to the study of Greek religion, this book argues that ancient Greeks displayed a disquieting capacity to validate two (or more) dissonant, if not contradictory, representations of the divine world in a complementary rather than mutually exclusive manner. From this perspective the six chapters explore problems inherent in: order vs. variety/chaos in polytheism, arbitrariness vs. justice in theodicy, the peaceful co-existence of mono- and polytheistic theologies, human traits in divine imagery, divine omnipotence vs. limitat
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
292.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BL783
LC item number
.V47 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Religions in the Graeco-Roman world,
Series volume
v. 173
Label
Coping with the gods : wayward readings in Greek theology, by H.S. Versnel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 561-576) and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The gods who dwell in our city
  • Beyond the polis border (and back)
  • Ducking out: gods in personal religiosity
  • 2.
  • The Gods: Divine Justice or Divine Arbitrariness?
  • Controversial diction in archaic poetry
  • Modern Voices
  • Homer
  • Herodotus
  • Two tales, many perspectives
  • 1.
  • Modern voices: fear of diversity
  • Saving the Author
  • Solon Again
  • Once More: Chaos or Order?
  • Paratactic multiplicity
  • 'Gnomologisches Wissen'
  • The rehabilitation of parataxis
  • Thinking in gnomai--speaking in parataxis
  • Putting to the Test: Hesiod
  • Envoy
  • Many Gods: Complications of Polytheism
  • 3.
  • One God: Three Greek Experiments in Oneness
  • One and Many: The God(s) of Xenophanes
  • One or many?
  • One and Many
  • One is Many: The Gods, the God and the Divine
  • On singular plurals
  • One is the God
  • Praising the god
  • Aretalogy
  • Order versus Chaos
  • Nine characteristics of henotheistic religion
  • The nature of oneness in henotheistic religion
  • Questions of origin
  • 4.
  • A God: Why is Hermes Hungry?
  • Hungry Hermes and Greedy Interpreters
  • Hermes: The Human God in the Hymn
  • Hermes: The Eternal Dupe in the Fable
  • Burlesques
  • Paying a social call
  • The Greek pantheon: kosmos or chaos?
  • Hermes: The Present God in Visual Art
  • Socializing
  • More burlesques
  • Herms and sacrifice
  • Hungry Hermes: The Sacrificial Meal
  • The warm splanchna which I used to gobble up
  • The titbits Hermes likes to eat
  • Companion of the feast
  • 5.
  • God: the Question of Divine Omnipotence
  • Ingredients for Chaos
  • God: Self and Other
  • Self
  • Other
  • Self and other
  • Gods: Self and other
  • Some inferences
  • God: Powerful or All-Powerful?
  • Miracles in Double Perspective: The Case of Asklepios
  • God: Powerful and All-Powerful
  • Omnipotence, ancient philosophers and modern theologians
  • In search of identities
  • Inconsistency in religious expression
  • 6.
  • Playing (the) God: did (the) Greeks Believe in the Divinity of their Rulers?
  • Men into Gods
  • A swollen-headed doctor: the case of Menekrates
  • A charismatic prince: the case of Demetrios Poliorketes
  • Modern Perplexities
  • The Construction of a God
  • Language
  • Performance
  • Names and surnames: one god or many?
  • Did (the) Greeks believe in the Divinity of their Rulers?
  • Ritual Play: Sincere Hypocrisy
  • Birds into Gods: Comic Theopoetics
  • Making a God: A Multiple Perspective Approach
  • Appendices
  • Grouping the Gods
  • Unity or Diversity--One God or Many? A Modern Debate
  • Drive Towards Coherence in Two Herodotus-Studies
  • Did the Greeks Believe in their Gods?
  • Creating Order: Taking Place
Control code
ocn741614590
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 593 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283161664
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36842874
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)741614590
  • brillop1283161664

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