Hearsay History and Heresy

A collection of articles by Richard E. Mitchell presenting all the major historiographical problems scholars encounter in reconstructing the early Republic.

Author: Richard E. Mitchell

Publisher: Gorgias PressLlc

ISBN: 159333642X

Category: History

Page: 370

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This book features a selection of articles by Richard E. Mitchell concerning the origins and development of the ancient Roman state and the modern historiography that supports our understanding of that history. The introduction and commentary are provided by one of his PhD students, Randall S. Howarth, whose own work is very much concerned with the same topic. The publication of these articles in a single volume provides a comprehensive commentary on the assumptions governing modern reconstructions of the period and the problems informing those assumptions. The social and institutional history of the Roman Republic, especially that of the earliest years, is one of the most problematic and convoluted areas of study in the ancient world. Modern scholars have tended to assume that we should take the broad outlines of the traditions handed to us by the Romans at face value, despite their invention hundreds of years after the fact. The inevitable result is that the dominant modern narrative contains a core of assumptions of dubious historicity. While some scholars have made significant attempts to correct portions of the obviously flawed narrative, virtually none have gone so far as to question its most fundamental elements. Mitchell's work has always done exactly this and when originally published, many of his arguments were regarded as radical. Nevertheless, over the last twenty years or so, scholarly consensus is inexorably moving toward Mitchell. This collection traces the development of Mitchell's thought processes and highlights all of the most important evidence.

Vampires and Va i as Heresy and Hearsay

Biography - Psychiatric/allergic/spiritual issue history 1985-1986 (Pre-conception) Parents married at Grace Baptist Church. Father evangelised by, engaged in theological apologetic consultation with, Lawrence Khong.

Author: Rev Lawrence Kong Hee

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783739637044

Category: Fiction

Page: 45

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The original title began with "Vampires and Vaginas", but Facebook in all its righteous politically-correct fluff and officialdom bans that explicit advertisement, effectively forcing "self-censorship". This (sorry excuse for a) book is basically a party of spit, p*ss and sh*t on all caste and sexist crap - a pet project for public penetration of worthless recalcitrant brahmin and sex parasites/predators. It's also a rude theological shove in faces of people who are so "religious and spritual" that all they do is gyrate with palsy and "speak in tongues", without a single dose of hard logic and level-headed scripture audit. What happens when you put a sound-minded kid in a hip-hop herd-minded Charismatic MegaChurch? The "Zeal" of the Lord of Hosts probably makes a Deadpool of him.This is stuff is not for b/himbo romatic-fiction lovers who masturbate to erotic vampires, although they are welcome to convert. (For the Angels in Heaven would rejoice.) Lovers of Rowan Atkinson, Russel Peters, Jim Carey, Robin Williams will find this CockTail of subtle deapan and brutal explicitness irreverent enough for their perverse tastebuds. What a bunch of unholy uncircumcised heretics indeed.

The Roman Empire A Historical Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Hearsay, History, and Heresy: Collected Essays on the Roman Republic by Richard E. Mitchell. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias. Scheid, John. 2003. An Introduction to Roman Religion. Translated by Janet Lloyd. Bloomington: Indiana University ...

Author: James W. Ermatinger

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440838095

Category: History

Page: 622

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Covering material from the time of Julius Caesar to the sack of Rome, this topically arranged reference volume provides substantive entries on people, cities, government, institutions, military developments, material culture, and other topics related to the Roman Empire. • Covers all aspects of Imperial Rome, from politics to social life • Provides a selection of primary source documents • Organizes reference entries in topical categories and provides cross-references • Cites works for further reading and closes with a bibliography of the most important print and electronic resources

Rome Spreads Her Wings

The Origins and History of the Proconsular and the Propraetorian Imperium to 27 BC (Chicago). Kramer, F. (1948). ... Hearsay, History, and Heresy, Collected Essays on the Roman Republic by Richard E. Mitchell (Piscataway), 333–344.

Author: Gareth Sampson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473874534

Category: History

Page: 304

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The two decades between the end of the First Punic War and the beginning of the Second represent a key period in the development of Romes imperial ambitions, both within Italy and beyond. Within Italy, Rome faced an invasion of Gauls from Northern Italy, which threatened the very existence of the Roman state. This war culminated at the Battle of Telamon and the final Roman victory against the Gauls of Italy, giving Rome control of the peninsula up to the Alps for the first time in her history. Beyond the shores of Italy, Rome acquired her first provinces, in the form of Sardinia and Corsica, established footholds in Sicily and Spain and crossed the Adriatic to establish a presence on the Greek mainland, bringing Rome into the orbit of the Hellenistic World. Yet this period is often treated as nothing more than an intermission between the two better known Punic Wars, with each Roman campaign being made seemingly in anticipation of a further conflict with Carthage. Such a view overlooks two key factors that emerge from these decades: firstly, that Rome faced a far graver threat in the form of the Gauls of Northern Italy than she had faced at the hands of the Carthaginians in the First Punic War; secondly, that the foundations for Romes overseas empire were laid in these very decades. This work seeks to redress the balance and view these wars in their own right, analyse how close Rome came to being defeated in Italy and asses the importance of these decades as a key period in the foundation of Romes future empire.

The World of Ancient Rome A Daily Life Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Hearsay, History, and Heresy: Collected Essays on the Roman Republic by Richard E. Mitchell. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2010. Priests and Priesthoods of Nova Roma. http://www.novaroma.org/religio_romana/priests_ and_priesthoods.html ...

Author: James W. Ermatinger

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440829086

Category: History

Page: 813

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This study of Ancient Rome offers a fascinating glimpse of what Roman society was like—from fashion, to food, to politics and recreation—gathered from literary works, art, and archaeological remains. • Focuses on daily life rather than dates and wars, making for engaging content for all readers • Offers a bibliography of important works as well as online and print resources for further reading • Includes coverage of a breadth of topics ranging from performing arts to town planning and military uniforms to banquets • Features approximately 250 entries with topics arranged alphabetically • Connects to national standards for world history

Heretical Essays in the Philosophy of History

Translator's PostScript to the English Edition of Heretical Essays My translations of Jan Patočka's works have ever been a labor of Chaucerian devocion, not to a particular text or to a way of ... All that I knew only by hearsay.

Author: Jan Patočka

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812693379

Category: History

Page: 189

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History begins inseparably with the birth of the polis and of philosophy. Both represent a unity in strife. History is life that no longer takes itself for granted. To speak, then, of the meaning of history is not to tell a story with a projected happy or unhappy ending, as Western civilization has hoped, at least since the French Revolution. History's meaning is the meaning of the struggle in which being both reveals and conceals itself. Technological society represents both the triumph of historicity and its implosion, since here humans turn from reaching for the sacrum imperium - life lived in the perspective of truth and justice - to the mundane satisfaction of mundane needs, to life lived for the sake of catering to life.

A Literary History of Early Christianity The heretical sects

It is a powerful onslaught on heathenism , coupled with a terse exposition of the essentials of Christianity . It professes to come from “ one who knows , " not by hearsay , but by experience . Its first protest is against the arrogance ...

Author: Charles Thomas Cruttwell


ISBN: UCAL:$B496365



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The Genesis of Roman Architecture

Hearsay, History, and Heresy: Collected Essays on the Roman Republic by Richard E. Mitchell. Piscataway, N.J., Gorgias. A. Momigliano. 1969. Quarto Contributo alla storia degli studi classici (e del mondo antico).

Author: John North Hopkins

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300211818

Category: Architecture

Page: 254

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An important new look at Rome's earliest buildings and their context within the broader tradition of Mediterranean culture This groundbreaking study traces the development of Roman architecture and its sculpture from the earliest days to the middle of the 5th century BCE. Existing narratives cast the Greeks as the progenitors of classical art and architecture or rely on historical sources dating centuries after the fact to establish the Roman context. Author John North Hopkins, however, allows the material and visual record to play the primary role in telling the story of Rome's origins, synthesizing important new evidence from recent excavations. Hopkins's detailed account of urban growth and artistic, political, and social exchange establishes strong parallels with communities across the Mediterranean. From the late 7th century, Romans looked to increasingly distant lands for shifts in artistic production. By the end of the archaic period they were building temples that would outstrip the monumentality of even those on the Greek mainland. The book's extensive illustrations feature new reconstructions, allowing readers a rare visual exploration of this fragmentary evidence.

Epiphanius Alogi and the Johannine Controversy

He is aware of them only through hearsay, nevertheless he is quick to denounce their views, whatever those actually might have been. As Young Kim notes, ... 5 This appears to be the view of Victorinus of 125 Epiphanius: History and Heresy.

Author: Scott Manor

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004309395

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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In this work, T. Scott Manor examines the sources supporting the view that the early church had opposed the Johannine corpus. In contrast to previous studies, Manor’s work leads to the conclusion that no such Johannine Controversy ever existed.

A History of the Inquisition of Spain Volume II Revised

In the secular courts, hearsay testimony was not admitted as proof unless a witness had heard a matter from so many ... witness assert that the accused was guilty of the heresy charged, and this was regarded as cumulative evidence.

Author: Henry Charles Lea

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781773563923



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The Heresy of Hearsay

He failed and his book did not have the same effect as his first offering. However, his writings did help to inspire some of the ideas advanced by this book, The Heresy of Hearsay.

Author: Daniel Ontencgo Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467087009

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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The following collection of poems touches on numerous subjects including perception, religion, power, and love. However, the central theme running through a large amount of the book is the concept of truth and how people come upon it and use it differently. In 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published a famous pamphlet calling for the American Colonists to revolt against the oppressive British monarchy. His writings galvanized the people of the time. The subsequent American Revolution he helped to inspire led to the creation of the United States and its democracy. A few years later he published another book, but with that text he instead called for a revolt against the oppressive religious institutions of the time. He failed and his book did not have the same effect as his first offering. However, his writings did help to inspire some of the ideas advanced by this book, The Heresy of Hearsay. Through the examination of truth, several of the poems included here attempt to comment on the religious extremism that is tearing apart the world today with violence and intolerance.

A History of the Inquisition of Spain Volume II

It was discovered that witnesses could be contestes in genere when they testified to different acts of heresy, ... In the secular courts, hearsay testimony was not admitted as proof unless a witness had heard a matter from so many ...

Author: Henry Charles Lea

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781988297804



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Studies in Church History Volume Iv the Province of York

jurist Christopher St German among the arch - heretics shows how much hearsay predominated over actual study in the minds of the men who drafted this article . Another clause , ' to have the heretics , bishops and temporal , and their ...


Publisher: Brill Archive




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Public History Readings

Anything a narrator reports about the lives of ancestors or the events of their times is oral hearsay , not oral history . This is not to say that such material is ... ORAL HISTORY OR HERESY ? Of what value as authentic and credible ...

Author: Phyllis K. Leffler

Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015029290114

Category: History

Page: 535

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The purpose of this title is to show how the model and method discussed in Public and Academic History may be put into practice. Through an anthology of readings with explanatory headnotes, the authors illustrate how a trained awareness of history as a discipline and a practiced focus on the processes of history provide the means for understanding the necessary and reciprocal relationships between "academic" and "public" history. Following each group of readings are applications or suggestions for projects which embody the sense of the readings.

The Secret Diary of Ben Zoma

So. Think about this.

Author: John W. McGinley

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440101052

Category: History

Page: 464

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So. Think about this. Once this foreigner is brought into the House of Israel ((albeit a foreigner who emerged from the House of Israel)) and then comes to rule it, the House of Israel itself ended up becoming, in fact, a collective apostate alienated from its burning living center. In the following I acknowledge the paradox involved in what I am saying given what is said in the Gemaric commentaries about Akher. But again, think it through. What would it mean to be an apostate from an institution which itself has apostatized? In this sense Elisha ben Abbuyah becomes the model for a grand teshuvah whose contours, as we shall see, are radically paradoxical: RETURN! O BACKSLIDING CHILDREN Today -- to pick up one of those figures used in Hagigahs attempt to give cautious approval of such rehabilitation for Elisha ben Abbuyah -- Judaism is a shell whose kernel has virtually disappeared. If nothing changes nothing changes. Judaism will implode in upon itself and disappear. If you are able to see the mortal danger into which Judaism has strayed you will be able to garner the imagination to read -- as though for the very first time -- the forthcoming thrice-articulated verse-and-commentary. It was first stated by Hashem to Akher. It was then twice repeated by Akher to Meir. You need to turn the telescope around to understand its true import. Think again of the logic entailed by the apostate who apostatizes from an apostatizing Institution. Just how long will it take for you to get it? Till its too late? RETURN! O BACKSLIDING CHILDREN! [whispering for proper effect]: except for Akher It is not Akher who needs to return.

Of Heretics and Martyrs in Meiji Japan

the central problematic of the Shutsujo and the modus operandi of the historical critique of “ Buddhism . ... It is merely a speaker in a later age who recalls this hearsay to the best of his ability . ' ' 50 The “ I , ” isolated in a ...

Author: James Edward Ketelaar

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691221892

Category: History


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How did Buddhism, so prominent in Japanese life for over a thousand years, become the target of severe persecution in the social and political turmoil of the early Meiji era? How did it survive attacks against it and reconstitute itself as an increasingly articulate and coherent belief system and a bastion of the Japanese national heritage? Here James Ketelaar elucidates not only the development of Buddhism in the late nineteenth century but also the strategies of the Meiji state.

Orthodoxy and Heresy in Early Christian Contexts

While it has become too easy and fashionable to bash the heresiologists as a whole, it is quite clear that Epiphanius wrote more out of hearsay than personal contact. From Irenaeus on, however, it appears that the Ebionites held to a ...

Author: Paul A Hartog

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227904947

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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Eighty years ago, Walter Bauer promulgated a bold and provocative thesis about early Christianity. He argued that many forms of Christianity started the race, but one competitor pushed aside the others, until this powerful 'orthodox' version won theday. The victors rewrote history, marginalizing all other perspectives and silencing their voices, even though the alternatives possessed equal right to the title of normative Christianity. Bauer's influence still casts a long shadow on early Christian scholarship. Were heretical movements the original forms of Christianity? Did the heretics outnumber the orthodox? Did orthodox heresiologists accurately portray their opponents? And more fundamentally, how can one make any objective distinction between 'heresy' and 'orthodoxy'? Is such labeling merely the product of socially situated power? Did numerous, valid forms of Christianity exist without any validating norms of Christianity? This collection of essays, each written by a relevant authority, tackles such questions with scholarly acumen and careful attention to historical, cultural-geographical, and socio-rhetorical detail. Although recognizing the importance of Bauer's critical insights, innovative methodologies, and fruitful suggestions, the contributors expose numerous claims of the Bauer thesis (in both original and recent manifestations) that fall short of the historical evidence.

Gnostic Mysteries of Sex

Ever zealous, he admitted that much of what he knew about Origen was hearsay, which, as my late history teacher used to remind me, is not heresy. Likewise, in Epiphanius's treatment of Gnostic groups, any antiheretical source would do ...

Author: Tobias Churton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620554227

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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An exploration of the sexual practices and doctrinal secrets of Gnosticism • Reconstructs the lost world of Gnostic spiritual-erotic experience through examination of every surviving text written by heresiologists • Investigates the sexual gnosis practices of the Barbelo Gnostics of the 2nd century and their connections to the Gnostic Aeon Sophia, the Wild Lady of Wisdom • Explains the vital significance of “the seed” as a sacrament in Gnostic practice Examining every surviving text written by heresiologists, accounts often ignored in favor of the famous Nag Hammadi Library, Tobias Churton reveals the most secret inner teaching passed down by initiated societies: the tradition of sexual gnosis--higher union with God through the sacrament of sex. Discovering actual sex practices hidden within the writings of the Church’s authorities, he reconstructs the lost world of Gnostic spiritual-erotic experience as taught by initiated masters and mistresses and practiced by Christian couples seeking spiritual freedom from the world. Churton explores the practices of the “first Gnostic,” the historical Simon Magus, and explains the vital significance of “the seed” in Gnostic practice, showing it to be the sacramental substance par excellence. He illuminates the suppressed truth of why the name “Valentine” came to be associated with ennobling erotic love and reveals profound parallels between sexual gnosis and Tantra, suggesting that gnosis lies at the root of the tantric path. Solving a millennia-old riddle regarding the identity and secret symbol of Sophia, the mysterious Gnostic “Aeon,” Churton investigates Sophia’s connections to Barbelo, also known as Pruneikos, the Wild Lady of Wisdom, and the central focus of the Barbelo Gnostics of the 2nd century, whose religious sex practices so shocked orthodox Christian contemporaries that they were condemned, their cults of spiritual gnosis and “redemption by sin” driven underground. Churton exposes the mystery of Sophia in the philosophy of the medieval Troubadours and explores William Blake’s inheritance of secret Renaissance sexual mysticism through the revolutionary English poet Andrew Marvell. Showing how Blake’s sexual and spiritual revolution connects to modern sexual magic, Churton also examines the esoteric meaning of the free-love explosion of the 1960s, revealing how sex can be raised from the realm of guilt into the highest magical sacrament of spiritual transformation.