03 - A Classicist Looks at Neopaganism, with Sarah Iles Johnston
A discussion with Dr. Johnston about a paper she wrote called 'Whose Gods are These? A Classicist Looks at Neopaganism' and her new book Gods and Mortals: Ancient Greek Myths for Modern Readers.
Dr. Johnston is a renowned professor of Religion and Classics at the Ohio State University. She is the author of many books, including - Ancient Greek Divination, Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece, Hekate Soteira: A Study of Hekate's Roles in the Chaldean Oracles and Related Literature, and her newest book - Gods and Mortals: Ancient Greek Myths for Modern Readers.
I invited Dr. Johnston on the podcast to discuss an article she wrote called Whose Gods are These? A Classicist Looks at Neopaganism. This article helped me better understand Paganism in America. It also inspired me to examine Pagan authors for how they ‘poach’ from scholarship in order to construct their religions.
We also discussed her newest book Gods and Mortals: Ancient Greek Myths for Modern Readers which is now available for purchase here https://a.co/d/fCGqsAX
Link to article here