Firmicus Maternus and the Star of Bethlehem

Author: Michael R. Molnar
Abstract: The Mathesis of Julius Firmicus Maternus describes astrological aspects responsible for bestowing divinity and immortality. These conditions have been identified as the major astrological components of the Star of Bethlehem. Moreover, closer examination reveals that Firmicus juxtaposed pagan and Christian themes, which suggests he was a pagan making the transition to Christianity.
Publication: Cosmos and Culture
Issue: Vol 3 No 1
Dated: Spring/Summer 1999
Pages: 3 – 9

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