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Kriterion: Revista de Filosofia
Print version ISSN 0100-512X
LOPES, Antonio Orlando Dourado. Natureza dos deuses e divindade da natureza: reflexões sobre a recepção antiga e moderna do antropomorfismo divino grego. Kriterion [online]. 2010, vol.51, n.122, pp. 377-397. ISSN 0100-512X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-512X2010000200003.
The difficulty in admitting divine anthropomorphism appears in Greece from the archaic epoch onwards with the first prose texts of the pre-Socratic thinkers. In this study I will define the main characteristics of this critical reflexion about the limits of anthropomorphism, as well as the modern scholars' refusal to accept it as an authentic religious experience. Some fragments of Heraclitus of Ephesus will be cited as an example of the Ionian wisdom of the archaic epoch.
Keywords : Greek religion; anthropomorphism; Homeric poems; Homeric scholarship.