The Devil's Tabernacle
The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern ThoughteBook - 2013
The Devil's Tabernacle is the first book to examine in depth the intellectual and cultural impact of the oracles of pagan antiquity on modern European thought. Anthony Ossa-Richardson 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. Ossa-Richardson examines the different views of the oracles since.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource