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The Devil's Tabernacle: The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

Abstract

This is the first book to examine in depth the intellectual and cultural impact of the oracles of pagan antiquity on modern European thought. The book shows how the study of the oracles influenced, and was influenced by, some of the most significant developments in early modernity, such as the Christian humanist recovery of ancient religion, confessional polemics, Deist and libertine challenges to religion, antiquarianism and early archaeology, Romantic historiography, and spiritualism. The book examines the different views of the oracles since the Renaissance—that they were the work of the de ... More

Keywords: pagan antiquity, modern European thought, oracles, early modernity, ancient religion, confessional polemics, antiquarianism, Romantic historiography, spiritualism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691157115
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691157115.001.0001

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Anthony Ossa-Richardson, author

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