Project

Christianity, the Oriental Religions and the Mystery Cults in the thought of Franz Cumont, and his work within the context of Liberal Theology and Modernism (Alfred Loisy)

Duration
01 January 2008 → 30 December 2013
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theology and religious studies
Keywords
Ancient Religion cumont loisy
 
Project description

This project aims to study Cumont's view on Christianity by studying his published works, his unpublished correspondence with other scholars, especially Loisy and his reviews. Aims: Cumont's theoretical views on the comparative study of religion theories about Christianity as a mystery religion, influences on Christianity by paganism, and Christianity versus the Eastern Religions within Roman cultural and political universalism.