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How and to what extent were the imperial cult and emperor worship thought to preserve stability in the Roman world?

Magyar, Zsolt (2009) How and to what extent were the imperial cult and emperor worship thought to preserve stability in the Roman world? ACTA ARCHAEOLOGICA ACADEMIAE SCIENTIARUM HUNGARICAE, 60 (2). pp. 385-395. ISSN 0001-5210

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Abstract

The imperial cult played important role throughout the whole antique world. It reached Rome with Caesar. In the centuries following him the divinity of the emperors were accepted by the whole population of the empire. The cult - in the eyes of the Roman population - assured the wellbeing of the state and its inhabitants. The only exception were Christians (together with Jews), who on the bases of their faith regarded emperor worship as idolatry. This is why, they became, in the eyes of the contemporary Roman population, atheists and the enemy of the state. This paper deals with the new results of the research of the imperial cult of Rome and its relationship with Christians. © 2009 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ld. még: http://real.mtak.hu/66266/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Romanisation; Imperial cult; Emperor worship; Christians and the Roman state; Apotheosis
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BR Christianity / kereszténység
D History General and Old World / történelem > D2 Ancient History / ókor története > D25 History of ancient Rome / Római Birodalom
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Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2013 13:34
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 14:35
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/5586

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