Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Oracles in the Renaissance

  • Ovanes AkopyanEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_1031-1


The idea that prophetic predictions provided by oracles and inspired by the gods could be adopted in proving Christian dogmas dates back to Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. In the Renaissance, the discourse significantly enlarged because of previously unknown sources and new interpretations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen, Bereich Gräzistik und LatinistikLeopold-Franzens-Universität InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

Section editors and affiliations

  • Anna Laura Puliafito
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität BaselBaselSwitzerland