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Pagan Religions and Paganism: The Pre-Christian Religions of Ancient Europe and the Mediterranean Regions, and Their Reception [Time Chart]
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Era 1: Late Antiquity: Paganism as formation of reaction to Christendom

253–268

Under the influence of his mentor Plotinus, Emperor Gallienus fosters Greek philosophy and the Mysteries of Eleusis

Egypto-Greek philosopher Plotinus (205–270) develops the Platonic teaching to the religio-philosophical system of “Neoplatonism.”

361–363 (reg.)

Emperor Flavius Claudius Julianus (Julian the Apostate)

After a personal, philosophically grounded conversion, Julian fosters the Greco-Roman religion at the cost of Christianity (reconstruction of temples), lec…

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Mohr, Hubert, “Pagan Religions and Paganism: The Pre-Christian Religions of Ancient Europe and the Mediterranean Regions, and Their Reception [Time Chart]”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00333>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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