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Byzantion nea hellás

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CARRASCO MEZA, Carlos Gustavo. Tradition in Xenophanes's theology. Byzantion nea hellás [online]. 2010, n.29, pp.55-72. ISSN 0718-8471.

This article attempts to relate theology of Xenophanes with worldview that goes back to epic poetry and to find traces of new religiosity in century VI B. C. Possibility to find traces of Pythagorism in fragmente forces us to suggest a necessary relation between defense of a new faith and criticism of traditional religión. Xenophanes ascribes to god four characteristics: oneness, immobility, spirituality, eternity. It is possible to find in Homer's work a precedent of some attributes and it is possible too to recognize innuence of new mystery religions that reform many religious concepts or reject them because of incompatibility between immorality and divinity.

Keywords : Xenophanes; theology; god; traditional religión; moral.

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