4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
AN EXCELLENT OVERVIEW THAT ACCOMPLISHES IT'S INTENT,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World (Paperback)
The author is careful to document his sources and makes no assumptions in his evaluations. The book is specifically written to disclose the origins of the Mithraic Mysteries. Thus, specific discussions of rituals, etc. are left to the reader to obtain from other sources. I felt that the author did an excellent job in sticking to the intent of the book, and the book is a nice source for anyone interested in learning HOW Mithratism originally developed, and WHY it was so popular during the time of the first century A.D. You do not have to be a scholar to understand this work, and I applaud the author for a job well done.