Secret Mystery Religions | Thoth, Horus & Jesus | Hermetica II | M. David Litwa, Ph.D

Published on Jan 1, 2022
Dr. M. David Litwa is a current Research Fellow, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Co-coordinator, Biblical and Early Christian Studies Seminar
Library Liaison
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) University of Virginia
Master of Theology (Th.M.) Duke University
Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Emory University
Instructor in Early Christianity, Virginia Tech Department of Religion and Culture, USA from August 2016 to June 2017
Lecturer in Classics, College of William & Mary, USA from January to May 2016
Lecturer in Classics, University of Virginia, USA from January 2013 to May 2015
Steering Committee for Bible, Myth, and Myth Theory, Society of Biblical Literature from 2015 to the present

In this video we discuss Litwa's book, "Hermetica II" which is a scholarly translation of the Hermetic Texts from ancient egypt of the Hellenistic Age. We compare and contrast the Mystery cults of Hermes, Horus, Dionysus, and Jesus.

Hermetica II: The Excerpts of Stobaeus, Papyrus Fragments, and Ancient Testimonies in a English Translation with Notes and Introductions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).

He has also written:
How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019).
Desiring Divinity: Self-deification in Ancient Jewish and Christian Mythmaking. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press, 2016.
Refutation of All Heresies: Text, Translation, and Notes, Writings from the Greco-Roman World 40 (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015).
Iesus Deus: The Early Christian Depiction of Jesus as a Mediterranean God (Minneapolis: Fortress Academic, 2014).
Becoming Divine: An Introduction to Deification in Western Culture (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2013)
We Are Being Transformed: Deification in Paul’s Soteriology (Beihefte zum Zeitschrift für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 187; Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2012).

Found Christianities: Remaking the World of the Second Century
Coming March 2022 from Bloomsbury

For more from M. David Litwa:

#MDavidLitwa #Hermetica #MysteryCults #Gnostic #GnosticInformant


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