Essays Tagged: "Walter Burkert"

Freud, Burkert, More and Atheism on the Origins and Persistence of Religious Faith

would eventually succumb this psychopathology and relinquish their religious beliefs and practices. Walter Burkert on the other hand maintains that religion did not develop in a void, but rather is th ... to the background and disappear for at that point there would no longer be a need for its existence.Walter Burkert's natural theory of religion offers an alternative viewpoint on the origins and persi ...

(14 pages) 115 0 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Deteriorating Paganism in Ancient Rome

inguished the traditional religion from the mystery cults was the differing sense of obligation. In Walter Burkert's Ancient Mystery Cults, Burkert withdrew from the word 'religion' when referring to ... "Roman Cults and Worship,"][9: Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987), 11.]The various c ...

(14 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies