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Authority and the Sacred: Aspects of the Christianisation of the Roman World (Revised)

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Overview

The Christianization of the Roman world lies at the root of modern Europe, yet at the time it was a tentative and piecemeal process. This study examines the factors which proved decisive and the compromises which made the emergence of the Christian thought world possible. It shows how contemporary narratives wavered between declarations of definitive victory and a sombre sense of the strength of the pre-Christian past, reflecting the hopes and fears of different generations faced with different social and political situations. It also examines the social factors which muted the sharp intolerance which pervades the contemporary literary evidence, and shows how Christian holy men were less representatives of a triumphant and intransigent faith than negotiators, at ground level, of a working compromise between the new faith and traditional ways of dealing with the supernatural world.

Details

  • SKU: 9780521595575
  • SKU10: 0521595576
  • Title: Authority and the Sacred: Aspects of the Christianisation of the Roman World
  • Series: Canto Book
  • Qty Remaining Online: 74
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Date Published: Oct 2002
  • Edition Description: Revised
  • Pages: 108
  • Weight lbs: 0.32
  • Dimensions: 5.72" L x 8.52" W x 0.27" H
  • Themes: Theometrics | Academic;
  • Category: CHURCH HISTORY
  • Subject: Christianity - General

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