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    Rethinking the gods: philosophical readings of religion in the post-Hellenistic period.Peter van Nuffelen - 2011 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Ancient philosophers had always been fascinated by religion. From the first century BC onwards the traditionally hostile attitude of Greek and Roman philosophy was abandoned in favour of the view that religion was a source of philosophical knowledge. This book studies that change, not from the usual perspective of the history of religion, but as part of the wider tendency of Post-Hellenistic philosophy to open up to external, non-philosophical sources of knowledge and authority. It situates two key themes, ancient wisdom (...)
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    Galen, divination, and the status of medicine.Peter Van Nuffelen - 2013 - Classical Quarterly 63 (1):337-352.
    Galen's stories about his successes in predicting the development of an illness belong to the best-known anecdotes drawn from his writings. Brilliant pieces of self-presentation, they set Galen apart from his peers, who tried to cover up their ignorance by levelling accusations of magic and divination against their superior colleague. These accusations are usually interpreted as very real threats, as Roman law punished illicit magic and divination. Pointing out that Galen sometimes likes to present himself as a mantis and a (...)
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    Pagan monotheism as a hermeneutic concept.Peter Van Nuffelen - 2012 - Common Knowledge 18 (3):451-463.
    The term “pagan monotheism” was coined to describe monotheistic tendencies in Greco-Roman religion. Its usefulness has been strongly disputed on various grounds: for introducing a cognitive perspective on ancient religion, which was basically ritualistic; for implicitly taking Christianity as the norm by which to measure classical religion; and for confusing scholarly categories by classifying phenomena as monotheistic that are much better described as henotheistic. This article suggests that these arguments have been attempts to create a supposedly objective and universal scholarly (...)
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    Beyond categorization “pagan monotheism” and the study of ancient religion.Peter Van Nuffelen - 2012 - Common Knowledge 18 (3):451-463.
    The term “pagan monotheism” was coined to describe monotheistic tendencies in Greco-Roman religion. Its usefulness has been strongly disputed on various grounds: for introducing a cognitive perspective on ancient religion, which was basically ritualistic; for implicitly taking Christianity as the norm by which to measure classical religion; and for confusing scholarly categories by classifying phenomena as monotheistic that are much better described as henotheistic. This article suggests that these arguments have been attempts to create a supposedly objective and universal scholarly (...)
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    Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity.Peter Van Nuffelen - 2009 - Common Knowledge 19 (2):389-390.
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    Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity by Luke Timothy Johnson (review).Peter Van Nuffelen - 2013 - Common Knowledge 19 (2):389-390.
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    Earthquakes in A.D. 363–368 and the date of libanius, oratio 18.Peter van Nuffelen - 2006 - Classical Quarterly 56 (02):657-.
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    Earthquakes in A.D. 363–368 and the date of libanius, Oratio 18.Peter van Nuffelen - 2006 - Classical Quarterly 56 (2):657-661.
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    Gélase de Césarée. Un compilateur du cinquième siècle.Peter Van Nuffelen - 2002 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 95 (2):621-639.
    À partir de la fin du cinquième siècle, on rencontre parfois des références à une histoire ecclésiastique de Gélase, évêque de Césarée (367-avant septembre 400) et neveu de Cyrille de Jérusalem (348-387). On a beaucoup spéculé sur le caractère et l'étendue de cet ouvrage, mais depuis les travaux de F. Winkelmann un consensus s'est établi: Gélase fut le successeur immédiat d'Eusèbe de Césarée et son histoire ecclésiastique, des persécutions de Dioclétien jusqu'à son propre temps, fut la source principale des historiens (...)
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    Gelasius of Caesarea, a fifth century compiler.Peter Van Nuffelen - 2003 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 95 (2):621-639.
    À partir de la fin du cinquième siècle, on rencontre parfois des références à une histoire ecclésiastique de Gélase, évêque de Césarée (367-avant septembre 400) et neveu de Cyrille de Jérusalem (348-387). On a beaucoup spéculé sur le caractère et l'étendue de cet ouvrage, mais depuis les travaux de F. Winkelmann un consensus s'est établi: Gélase fut le successeur immédiat d'Eusèbe de Césarée et son histoire ecclésiastique, des persécutions de Dioclétien jusqu'à son propre temps, fut la source principale des historiens (...)
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  11. Hans C. Teitler. The last pagan emperor: Julian the Apostate and the war against Christianity, bespr.Peter Van Nuffelen - 2020 - Byzantinische Zeitschrift 113 (3):1112-1114.
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    History: Greek origins.Peter Van Nuffelen - 2009 - History and Theory 48 (1):148-148.
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    John of Antioch, Inflated and Deflated.Peter Van Nuffelen - 2012 - Byzantion 82:437-450.
    Prompted by the recent publication of two conflicting editions of John of Antioch, this paper raises two methodological issues. First, it is pointed out that both editions are unsatisfactory because they fail to apply the methodology tried and tested by F. Jacoby in his Fragmente der griechischen Historiker. No distinction is made between collecting fragments and reconstructing the work, nor is the Minimalbestand of fragments presented in a clear and unambiguous way to the reader. Second, the paper suggests that the (...)
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  14. Niketas Siniossoglou, Plato and Theodoret. The Christian Appropriation of Platonic Philosophy and the Hellenic Intellectual Resistance.Peter Van Nuffelen - 2009 - Rhizai. A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science:101-105.
  15. Pseudo-Themistius, pros basilea: A false attribution.Lieve Van Hoof & Peter Van Nuffelen - 2011 - Byzantion 81:412-423.
    A thirteenth-century manuscript attributes a short fragment of a speech Pros Basilea to the fourth-century orator Themistius. Its editors argue that the piece is authentic and was addressed to Theodosius I. In fact, style and vocabulary, geographical references, and the way the divinity of the emperor is highlighted, strongly argue against its authenticity. The fragment must be dated much later than the fourth century: this article suggests a date in the reign of Justinian.
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  16. Earthquakes In A.D. 363–368 And The Date Of Libanius, Oratio 18.Peter van Nuffelen - 2006 - Classical Quarterly 56 (2):657-661.
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    Marianne Wifstrand Schiebe, Das anthropomorphe Gottesbild. Berechtigung und Ursprung aus der Sicht antiker Denker, Stuttgart (Franz Steiner Verlag) 2020 (Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge 69), 382 S., ISBN 978-3-515-12419-5 (brosch.), € 62,–Das anthropomorphe Gottesbild. Berechtigung und Ursprung aus der Sicht antiker Denker. [REVIEW]Peter Van Nuffelen - 2021 - Klio 103 (2):798-799.
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    Religious networks. A. collar religious networks in the Roman empire. The spread of new ideas. Pp. XII + 322, figs, ills, maps. Cambridge: Cambridge university press, 2013. Cased, £60, us$99. Isbn: 978-1-107-04344-2. [REVIEW]Peter Van Nuffelen - 2015 - The Classical Review 65 (1):224-226.
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