Magie de la comparaison : et autres études d’histoire des religions 

Jonathan Smith, 2014

 

Jonathan Z. Smith est l’un des plus remarquables historiens des religions de l’ère contemporaine. En pratiquant un comparatisme inattendu entre des religions très différentes dans le temps et l’espace, cet Américain légèrement excentrique a suscité de nouvelles manières de comprendre les mythes et les rites. Pour ce savant tout à la fois hypermoderne et technophobe, la religion est un mot et rien d’autre.
Il sert à décrire des relations que des hommes entretiennent avec des acteurs surhumains dont la culture postule l’existence. Dans ce sens, il n’existe pas de religion pure et originelle mais des sociétés qui reprennent à leurs comptes des représentations de mythes qui elles-mêmes en relisent de plus anciennes. Avec cet ouvrage qui reprend sept articles majeurs écrits entre 1974 et 2004, le public français a enfin accès direct à Jonathan Z. Smith sur des points décisifs de sa pensée. Un entretien biographique avec les traducteurs les ponctue, dans lequel Jonathan Z. Smith évoque notamment le passé et l’avenir de sa discipline. La recherche, à ses yeux, doit davantage se déployer dans le voisinage immédiat de l’historien des religions qui y trouvera des institutions et des mythes à décrypter aussi intéressants que ceux qu’il peut partir analyser au bout du monde.

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Table des matières

IMAGINER LA RELIGION.

RELIGION, RELIGIONS, RELIGIEUX.

MAGIE DE LA COMPARAISON.

ICI, LA, OU QUE CE SOIT.

LA TOPOGRAPHIE DU SACRE.

UNE QUESTION DE CLASSE.

UNE CARTE N’EST PAS LE TERRITOIRE.

JONATHAN Z SMITH PAR LUI MEME

Collection: The Library of The Other Antiquity

Winter Verlag

Over the past decades Late Antiquity has evolved into an increasingly productive area of study. No longer seen merely as the continuation of ‘classical’ antiquity, an epigonal age, or the first phase of the medieval, Late Antiquity is now being approached as a period with its own characteristic traits, which lend themselves to interpretation in their own right. The emerging profile of Late Antiquity is both diverse and complex, a lively and productive combination of cultural pluralism and a stubborn dedication to tradition. Although for terminological reasons the term ‘Late Antiquity’ seems impossible to avoid, ‘The Other Antiquity’ aims to contribute to a more independent conceptualization of the period. This series understands itself as stimulus for a discussion of late antique literature which will open up new approaches and simultaneously put the fascination and charm of Late Antiquity on display for readers in other disciplines as well. A central theme is the reception of late antique texts in subsequent phases of Western culture, with particular emphasis on the perception of the “End of Antiquity” and the construction of Late Antiquity as an independent and self-contained period. This series will open up the field to a broader cultural discussion, not least with a view to postmodern reassessments, and will offer a basis for the interpretation of texts of widely varying origin.

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https://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/c5878/The_Library_of_The_Other_Antiquity/

Divination and Theurgy in Neoplatonism. Oracles of the Gods

By Crystal Addey, 2014

 

Why did ancient philosophers consult oracles, write about them, and consider them to be an important part of philosophical thought and practice? This book explores the extensive links between oracles and philosophy in Late Antiquity, particularly focusing on the roles of oracles and other forms of divination in third and fourth century CE Neoplatonism. Examining some of the most significant debates between pagan philosophers and Christian intellectuals on the nature of oracles as a central yet contested element of religious tradition, Addey focuses particularly on Porphyry’s Philosophy from Oracles and Iamblichus’ De Mysteriis — two works which deal extensively with oracles and other forms of divination. This book argues for the significance of divination within Neoplatonism and offers a substantial reassessment of oracles and philosophical works and their relationship to one another. With a broad interdisciplinary approach, encompassing Classics, Ancient Philosophy, Theology, Religious Studies and Ancient History, Addey draws on recent anthropological and religious studies research which has challenged and re-evaluated the relationship between rationality and ritual.

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Contents:

Acknowledgements

List of Abbreviations

 

  1. Oracles and Philosophy;
  2. Oracles, Allegory and Mystery Cults
  3. Debating oracles: pagan and Christian perspectives
  4. Debating oracles: Porphyry’s Letter to Anebo and Iamblichus’ De Mysteriis
  5. Divination, rationality and ritual in Neoplatonism
  6. Divine inspiration, possession and contact with the gods in Iamblichus’ De Mysteriis
  7. Divination and theurgy in Iamblichus’ De Mysteriis
  8. Manifesting the gods: oracles as symbola

 

Bibliography

Index

Plotino, escultor de mitos

Loraine Oliveira, 2014

O estudo dos mitos em Plotino é fundamental para a compreensão do debate entre Plotino e os gnósticos. Um novo livro sobre os principais mitos abordados nos escritos de Plotino foi publicado em 2013 por Loraine Oliveira : Plotino, escultor de mitos, Annablume, Classica, Brasilia.

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SUMÁRIO

 

APRESENTAÇÃO

INTRODUÇÃO

NOTA PRELIMINAR

  1. METÁFORAS, FIGURAS FILOSÓFICAS
  2. DA PROCESSÃO E DA CONTEMPLAÇÃO
  3. DO TEMPLO E DA ESCULTURA

 

  1. TIPOS DE DISCURSO
  2. ORIGEM E LIMITES DA LINGUAGEM
  3. A ANALOGIA
  4. A PERSUASÃO
  5. ARTIFÍCIOS DE REDAÇÃO E PROCEDIMENTOS RETÓRICOS

 

  1. DISCURSOS MÍTICOS
  2. O MITO E O TEMPO
  3. O LÓGOS DIANOÉTICO E OS DISCURSOS SENSÍVEIS
  4. CONHECER O TEMPO
  5. O MITO DO TEMPO
  6. A DIALÉTICA
  7. O TEMPO DO MITO

 

  1. DISCURSOS SOBRE AFRODITE E EROS
  2. FACES DE AFRODITE
  3. DUPLA AFRODITE
  4. A PRIMEIRA AFRODITE
  5. O PRIMEIRO EROS: DEUS
  6. A SEGUNDA AFRODITE
  7. O SEGUNDO EROS: DAÍMON
  8. O MITO DE POROS E PENÍA
  9. O SIGNIFICADO FILOSÓFICO DAS FIGURAS MÍTICAS
  10. A RECOMPOSIÇÃO DO MITO

 

  1. DISCURSOS SOBRE URANO, CRONOS E ZEUS
  2. A GENEALOGIA EM V, 1 [10] 7, 30-35
  3. A GENEALOGIA EM V, 8 [31], 12-13

 

  1. FIGURAS MÍTICAS
  2. O VOCABULÁRIO DO MITO
  3. IMAGEM E IMAGINAÇÃO
  4. O CARÁTER ENIGMÁTICO DO MITO
  5. TERMOS DA FAMÍLIA DE AÎNOS EM PLOTINO
  6. PLATÃO E OS ANTIGOS FALAM POR ENIGMAS
  7. MÍSTICA: INTERPRETAÇÃO ALEGÓRICA DE MITOS E MISTÉRIOS

 

  1. FIGURAS DA ALMA
  2. DIONISO DIANTE DO ESPELHO
  3. DE DIONISO A PANDORA: A DESCIDA DAS ALMAS
  4. O MITO DE PROMETEU E PANDORA
  5. VERSÕES DO MITO DE PROMETEU ANTES DE PLOTINO
  6. UMA FIGURA ANÔNIMA

 

  1. ZEUS, FIGURA POLISSÊMICA
  2. ZEUS: DEMIURGO E ALMA DO MUNDO
  3. ZEUS, MINOS E DÍKE
  4. O ZEUS DE FÍDIAS
  5. DA ESCULTURA AO MITO: A FACULDADE DA IMAGINAÇÃO

 

CONCLUSÃO

BIBLIOGRAFIA

  1. FONTES PRIMÁRIAS
    • TEXTO GREGO DAS ENÉADAS
    • TRADUÇÕES COMPLETAS DAS ENÉADAS
    • TRADUÇÕES DE TRATADOS ISOLADOS E EDIÇÕES INCOMPLETAS
    • OUTROS AUTORES ANTIGOS
  2. FONTES SECUNDÁRIAS
  3. LÉXICOS E DICIONÁRIOS

 

APÊNDICE:

CATÁLOGO SIMPLIFICADO DOS MITOS DAS ENÉADAS

Metaphysics, Soul, and Ethics in Ancient Thought

Themes from the Work of Richard Sorabji

Edited by Ricardo Salles, 2005

 

Leading figures in ancient philosophy present eighteen original papers on three key themes in the work of Richard Sorabji. The papers dealing with Metaphysics range from Democritus to Numenius on basic questions about the structure and nature of reality: necessitation, properties, and time. The section on Soul includes one paper on the individuation of souls in Plato and five papers on Aristotle’s and Aristotelian theories of cognition, with a special emphasis on perception. The section devoted to Ethics concentrates upon Stoicism and the complex views the Stoics held on such topics as motivation, akrasia, oikeiôsis, and the emotions. The volume contains a fascinating « intellectual autobiography » by Sorabji himself, and a full Bibliography of his works.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Richard Sorabji Bibliography
1. Intellectual autobiography, Richard Sorabji

Metaphysics 
2. Intrinsic and relational properties of Atoms in the Democritean ontology, Alexander P. D. Mourelatos
3. Necessitation and Explanation in Philoponus’ Aristotelain Physics, Sylvia Berryman
4. A Contemporary Look at Aristotle’s Changing Now, Sarah Broadie
5. On the individuation of times and events in orthodox Stoicism, Ricardo Salles
6. Stoic metaphysics at Rome, David Sedley
7. Platonism in the Bible: Numenius of Apamea on Exodus and eternity, Myles Burnyeat

The Senses and the Nature of the Soul 
8. Platonic Souls as Persons, A. A. Long
9. Aristotle versus Descartes on the concept of the mental, Charles H. Kahn
10. Perception Naturalized in Aristotle’s de AnimaRobert Bolton
11. The Spirit and the letter: Aristotle on perception, V. Caston
12. The discriminating capacity of the soul in Aristotle’s theory of learning, Frans A. J. de Haas
13. Alexander of Aphrodisias on the nature and location of vision, Bob Sharples

Ethics 
14. Plato’s Stoic View of Motivation, Gabriela Roxana Carone
15. The Presence of Socrates and Aristotle in the Stoic Account of Akrasia, Marcelo D. Boeri
16. Extend or identify: Two Stoic Accounts of Altruism, Mary Margaret McCabe
17. Competing Readings of Stoic Emotions, Christopher Gill
18. Were Zeno and Chysippus at odds in analysing emotion?, A. W. Price
19. Seneca on Freedom and Autonomy, Brad Inwood

Manuel de critique textuelle du Nouveau Testament: introduction générale

La critique textuelle est l’étude des documents à partir desquels on établit le texte d’une oeuvre transmise par des manuscrits. Le Nouveau Testament nous est parvenu à travers de nombreux manuscrits entre lesquels il existe d’innombrables variantes. Certaines, les plus nombreuses, sont de simples fautes de copie ; mais des milliers d’autres sont les indices de l’évolution du texte des évangiles et des autres écrits du recueil. Le texte du Nouveau Testament a donc une histoire et, par cette histoire, une diversité dans sa transmission. Le premier volume de ce manuel propose une introduction générale qui rassemble les informations principales concernant le matériau dont nous disposons (manuscrits grecs, versions anciennes et citations patristiques), la méthode de traitement de ce matériau et ce que nous savons de l’histoire du texte du Nouveau Testament, d’abord manuscrit, puis imprimé à partir du XVIe siècle.

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SOMMAIRE:

Avant-Propos

Introduction – Qu’est-ce que la critique textuelle ?

Première partie. Les sources

Chapitre 1. Les manuscrits grecs (Christian-B. Amphoux)

La notion de manuscrit; Le répertoire des manuscrits grecs; Le classement par type de texte; Liste des manuscrits grecs; Bibliographie

Chapitre 2. Les versions anciennes (Jean-Claude Haelewyck)

Les versions latines (Vetus latina et Vulgate); Les versions syriaques; Une version christo-palestinienne; Les versions coptes; Les versions arméniennes; Les versions géorgiennes; Les autres versions; Bibliographie

Chapitre 3. Les citations patristiques (Jean Reynard)

Les auteurs grecs; Les auteurs latins; Les auteurs syriaques (avec la collaboration de D. Gonnet);

Les auteurs coptes (par A. Boud’Hors)

Chapitre 4. L’Ancien Testament du Nouveau Testament (Gilles Dorival)

Les instruments de travail; Le texte de la LXX dans le Nouveau Testament; Le rôle déterminant de la LXX; Indications bibliographiques

Deuxième partie. La méthode

Chapitre 5. Le traitement des variantes (David Pastorelli)

La critique verbale; La critique externe; La critique interne; La méthode éclectique; Bibliographie

Annexe : Le traitement d’un lieu variant (Christian-B. Amphoux)

Critique verbale; Critique externe; Critique interne; Application : Marc 1,40-45 (Jean-Claude Haelewyck)

Troisième partie. L’histoire du texte

Chapitre 6. Histoire du texte grec manuscrit (Christian-B. Amphoux)

Les hypothèses historiques; La question du texte «occidental»; La période primitive; La période du texte alexandrin; Le texte byzantin; Conclusion; Annexe : Du texte «occidental» aux sources des évangiles; Bibliographie

Chapitre 7. Histoire du texte grec imprimé (J. Keith Elliott, avec la collaboration de C.-B. Amphoux et D. Lafleur)

L’ère du «texte reçu»; L’ère du texte alexandrin; Bibliographie;

Annexe 1 : Liste des manuscrits de Mill et Wettstein;

Annexe 2 : Le répertoire des manuscrits grecs du NT

Index

Index scripturaire; Index des textes et auteurs anciens; Index des auteurs modernes; Index des manuscrits

Metaphysical Patterns in Platonism. Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Modern Times

Edited by John F. Finamore and Robert M. Berchman, 2014

This anthology of 18 essays by scholars from around the world is published in association with the International Society for Neoplatonic Studes: it contains many of the papers presented in their 2005 annual conference.

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Contents:

The Platonic Tripartite Soul and the Platonism of Galen’s on the Doctrines of Hippocrates and Plato – John F. Finamore;

Who Thought the Stars are Causes? The Astrological Doctrine Criticized by Plotinus – Marilynn Lawrence;

The Transcendence of Sophia in Plotinus’ Treatise On Intelligible Beauty – Daniele Bertini;

The Good’s Beauty is Above Beauty: Plotinus’ Argument In Ennead VI.7 – Martin Achard;

Plotinus On The Being of The One – John Bussanich;

Consulting the Oracle: The Mantic Art and its Causation in Iamblichus’ De Mysteriis – Crystal Addey;

Astrology as Divination: Iamblichean Theory and its Contemporary Practice – Gregory Shaw;

The Roles of Apollo and Dionysus in Nietzsche’s Birth of Tragedy and in the Emperor Julian’s Theology – Jay Bregman;

Augustine, Proust and the Rhetoric of Time and Creation – Burcht Pranger;

Monophysitism and the Evolution of Theological Discourse in Christian Neoplatonism – Edward Moore;

Eriugena, Emerson and the Poetics of Universal Nature – Willemien Otten;

Marsilio Ficino’s Platonism on Human-Divine Kinship and Assimilation – Mary Lenzi;

The Place of the Universe: Science and Platonism in Copernicus’ De Revolutionibus – Gina Zavota;

Mapping Knowledge and Consciousness of Being: Categories as Transcendentals in Plotinus and Hegel – Robert M. Berchman;

Critique and Rescue: On Adorno’s Diagnosis of Aristotle’s Metaphysics – Russell Ford;

Wincenty Lutoslawski Platonic Studies: Plato as an Inspiration for Polish Messianism – Tomas Mróz;

Neoplatonism in Science Past and Future – Bruce Maclennan;

The Primordial Tradition of the World’s Religions and the Reconstruction of Neoplatonic Metaphysics – Atsushi Sumi.

Traductions françaises de La Bibliothèque copte de Nag Hammadi (BCNH)

 

Sont disponibles gratuitement toutes les traductions françaises de La Bibliothèque copte de Nag Hammadi (BCNH) lancée en 1974 à l’Université Laval (Québec, Canada).

Aux codices de Nag Hammadi, il a été joint les quatre traités contenus dans le Berolinensis Gnosticus 8502, un codex conservé à Berlin qui contient deux traités dont on trouve des parallèles dans la collection de Nag Hammadi.

Voici l’adresse électronique :

http://www.naghammadi.org/traductions/traductions.aspx

Reading Ancient Texts. Volume II: Aristotle and Neoplatonism

Essays in Honour of Denis O’Brien

Editors: Suzanne Stern-Gillet and Kevin Corrigan, 2007

 

The contributors to this volume offer, in the light of specialised knowledge of leading philosophers of the ancient world, answers to the question: how are we to read and understand the surviving texts of Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus and Augustine?

 

Contents:

 

Preliminary Materials

Aristotle’s Conception Of Dunamis And Techne

Aristotle And The Starting Point Of Moral Development: The Notion Of Natural Virtue

Akrasia And Moral Education In Aristotle

Effective Primary Causes: The Notion Of Contact And The Possibility Of Acting Without Being Affected In Aristotle’s De Generatione Et Corruptione

The Organization Of The Soul: Some Overlooked Aspects Of Interpretation From Plato To Late Antiquity

The Final Metamorphosis: Narrative Voice In The Prologue Of Apuleius’ Golden Ass

Plotinus: Omnipresence And Transcendence Of The One In VI 5[23]

The Concept Of Will In Plotinus

Divine Freedom In Plotinus And Iamblichus (Tractate VI 8 (39) 7, 11–15 And De Mysteriis III, 17–20)

Was The Vita Plotini Known In Arab Philosophical Circles?

Friendship And Transgression: Luminosus Limes Amicitiae (Augustine, Confessions 2.2.2) And The Themes Of Confessions 2

Augustine And The Philosophical Foundations Of Sincerity

Innovation And Continuity In The History Of Philosophy

Bibliography

Subject Index

Index Of Names

Neoplatonic Questions 

Jose M. Zamora Calvo (Author, Editor), 2014

 

The nine essays in this volume were presented at the Eighth Annual Conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies (ISNS). ISNS Conferences, annually held, bring together scholars from all over the world interested in Plato’s philosophy and its tradition. This time, the selected articles deal with the interpretations of Plato by authors like Plotinus, Porphyry, Proclus, and Damascius, as well as with the romantic English poetry reception of this hermeneutic tradition. They include perspectives as wide as philosophic, historical, or literary, and in different contexts, like pagan, Christian, Jewish, etc. All of them aim to give a new appreciation of Neoplatonic Philosophy and a better understanding of what Platonism and Neoplatonism may be.

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Contents

Introduction

Slaveva-Griffin – Plotinian Motifs in the pseudo-Galenic De Spermate

Atsushi Sumi – Plotinus on Sophist 248e6-249a2

Malena Tonelli – La exégesis de Plotino del Timeo de Platón. Un análisis de la relación entre el demiurgo y la segunda hipóstasis

Judith Omtzigt – The Moral Status of the Plotinian Artist

José M. Zamora Calvo –  Contexts of συμπάθεια in Plotinus

Jean-Michel Charrue – Providence ou liberté: Porphyre

Antoni Bordoy Fernández – Orphic Influence on Proclus’ Exegesis of Plato: The Goddess Necessity and the Descent of Souls into Bodies

Michael Chase – Whitehead and Damascius on Time

José Miguel Vicente Pecino – The Neoplatonic Tradition on the English Romantic Poetry, 1757-1850

 Index locorum

Index of Modern Authors

Authors