Missing Religious Ontologies in Ancient Polytheism

(Κέλσος) – Matthew W. Ferguson:

Monotheistic religions like Christianity often come with a prepackaged set of religious texts, doctrines, and denominations. Ancient polytheism, in contrast, was far more fluid. One could practice Greek religion, as well as Egyptian religion, while also being able to join a wide range of different philosophical schools, without breaching any particular religious boundaries. That does not mean, however, that polytheists did not have any sense of religious belief or community, even if such functions were often far more blurred than they are in monotheistic religions today. …


Julia Kindt: Rethinking Greek Religion


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