Alfred Loisy’s Comparative Method in Les mystères païens et le mystère chrétien

While the work of the “father of Roman Catholic Modernism” prior to his excommunication in 1908 has been extensively studied, Alfred Loisy’s later career as professor of Histoire des Religions at the Collège de France has received less attention. This article examines his original contribution to co...

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Published in:Numen
Authors: Praet, Danny 1968-; Lannoy, Annelies
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: 2017
In:Numen
Year: 2017, Volume: 64, Issue: 1, Pages: 64-96
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Loisy, Alfred 1857-1940 / Mysteries / Church / Mystery / Comparison of religions
Further subjects:B mystery cults early Christianity Alfred Loisy Franz Cumont Bible
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Summary:While the work of the “father of Roman Catholic Modernism” prior to his excommunication in 1908 has been extensively studied, Alfred Loisy’s later career as professor of Histoire des Religions at the Collège de France has received less attention. This article examines his original contribution to comparative methodology for the interrelation between early Christianity and the pagan mystery cults. Loisy’s explicit aim was to integrate the historical, sociological, psychological, and anthropological approaches of his time into an original and all-encompassing methodological framework.
ISSN:1568-5276
Contains:In: Numen
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/15685276-12341450