One God: Pagan Monotheism in the Roman Empire By Stephen Mitchell, Peter Van Nuffelen
English | 2010 | 250 Pages | ISBN: 0521194164 | PDF | 2 MB
Graeco-Roman religion in its classic form was polytheistic; on the other hand, monotheistic ideas enjoyed wide currency in ancient philosophy. This contradiction provides a challenge for our understanding of ancient pagan religion. Certain forms of cult activity, including acclamations of 'one god' and the worship of theos hypsistos, the highest god, have sometimes been interpreted as evidence for pagan monotheism.