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I. Introduction
1. Orphism and Christianity
2. –isms and their subjects: Christians, Pagans, “Orphics”
II. Orphic religious presence in the Imperial Age
1. Orphic literature
2. Orphic ritual traces in Imperial times
2.1. Direct evidence
2.2. General references
3. The Orphic tradition in the second to ffth centuries
III. Fields of intersection
1. Philosophical traditions
2. Theological texts
3. Gnosticism
4. Hellenistic Judaism
5. Assimilation and syncretism
IV. Orphic Tradition in Christian Apologetic Literature
1. Apologetics in the second to ffth century AD
2. The fgure of Orpheus
3.1. Protrepticus 2.12–22 and related Greek texts
3.3. Hippolytus
3.4. Justin
4. Orphic Theogonies
4.1. Athenagoras
4.2. Tatian
4.3. Pseudoclementina
4.4. Origen
4.5. Gregory of Nazianzus
4.6. Lactantius
5. Orphic “monotheistic” poems
5.1. The Testament of Orpheus
5.2. Hymn to Zeus
5.3. Other Orphic hymns in Stromata V
5.4. Other poems in the Cohortatio ad Graecos
5.5. Didymus the Blind
6. Apologetic philology
6.1. Orpheus and Homer in the Cohortatio
6.2. A treatise On Plagiarism in Stromata VI
6.3. Fragments on symbolism in Stromata 5.8
6.4. Christian versions of Orphic-Pythagorean texts
1. General principles
2. Continuity with Greek interpretative traditions
2.1. Adaptation
2.2. Criticism
3. Christian attitudes
3.1. Rejection
3.2. Appropriation
3.3. Omission
4. Orphism as axis of the Christian / Pagan opposition
4.1. The construction of Paganism
4.2. Conceptual metaphors
4.3. Literary metaphors
4.4. Toward the Christian re-creation of Orphism
4.5. The New vs. the Old
5.1. Explanation of the parallels
5.2. Presentation of Christianity in Orphic molds
6. The triumph of Christian strategies
VI. Orphism in the light of Christian apologetics
1. The gods and the cosmos
1.1. Theogony and cosmogony
1.2. The creative voice
1.3. Cosmology
1.4. Transcendence and immanence
1.5. Monism
1.6. Personality and abstraction
2. Gods and man
2.1. The savior gods
2.2. Nature and destiny of man
3. The ritual experience
3.1. Pagan and Christian teletai
3.3. Eating the god?
4. Causes of the parallels
4.1. Typological resemblances
4.2. Eastern waves
4.3. General Platonism
4.4. Mutual infuence
Appendices
Bibliography
Index locorum
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