Chapter 3 Student Reading Guide

The Greco-Roman World of Early Christian Traditions

1. What are the basic differences between religion today and religion in the Greco-Roman world?

2. In what way were the mystery cults distinctly different from other religions of the time? In what way were they different from the state and local cults?

3. How did “philosophy” relate to and differ from “religion” in the Greco-Roman world?