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Our Divine Double

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ISBN-10: 0674287193

ISBN-13: 9780674287198

Edition: 2016

Authors: Charles M. Stang

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What if you were to discover that you were not entirely you, but rather one half of a whole, that you had, in other words, a divine double? In the second and third centuries CE, this idea gripped the religious imagination of the Eastern Mediterranean, providing a distinctive understanding of the self that has survived in various forms throughout the centuries, down to the present. Our Divine Double traces the rise of this ancient idea that each person has a divine counterpart, twin, or alter-ego, and the eventual eclipse of this idea with the rise of Christian conciliar orthodoxy.Charles Stang marshals an array of ancient sources: from early Christianity, especially texts associated with…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/11/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.45" long x 1.03" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Sarah Coakley is the Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. She previously taught at Lancaster, Oxford, and Harvard Universities.Charles M. Stang is Assistant Professor of Early Christian Thought at Harvard Divinity School.