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Whispers of Sin, Wisps of Demons: The Origins of the Logismoi and Telonia

Abstract An early Christian construct which had the recently-deceased soul endures a series of judicial proceedings by demons, the telonia has survived as a folk belief in Orthodox nations such as Russia and Ukraine. The telonia construct is a controversial one in Orthodoxy, however, as discussions of the construct's origins often break down into polemical debate regarding the ontological reality of the telonia. This thesis, as its primary goal, investigates the origins and early development of the telonia in a methodical, scholarly manner. It adduces texts from ancient Egypt to propose that the origins of the telonia extend to the earliest written phases of the Egyptian religion. Secondarily, this thesis investigates the origins of the logismoi... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Mcavoy, Shawn (Author) / Newhauser, Richard (Advisor) / Clay, J. Eugene (Committee member) / Tueller, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Religion / Psychology, Behavioral / Ancient History / Christianity / Egypt / Logismoi / Monasticism / Telonia / Tollhouses
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 168 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Religious Studies 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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