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End of Ancient Christianity

R A Markus

End of Ancient Christianity

R A Markus

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'With careful attention to detail, and with a truly delightful ability to restore the integrity of the past, Professor Markus takes the reader through the uneven processes of change ...'. Church Times

- Publisher This book is concerned with one central historical problem: the nature of the changes that transformed the intellectual and spiritual horizons of the Christian world from its establishment in the fourth century to the end of the sixth. The End of Ancient Christianity examines how Christians, who had formerly constituted a threatened and beleaguered minority, came to define their identity in a changed context of religious respectability in which their faith had become a source of privilege and power.

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'With careful attention to detail, and with a truly delightful ability to restore the integrity of the past, Professor Markus takes the reader through the uneven processes of change ...'. Church Times
- Publisher

This book is concerned with one central historical problem: the nature of the changes that transformed the intellectual and spiritual horizons of the Christian world from its establishment in the fourth century to the end of the sixth. The End of Ancient Christianity examines how Christians, who had formerly constituted a threatened and beleaguered minority, came to define their identity in a changed context of religious respectability in which their faith had become a source of privilege and power.
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Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Part I. The Crisis Of Identity: 1. Introduction
  • 2. A Great Multitude No Man Could Number
  • 3. Conversion And Uncertainty
  • 4. Augustine: A Defence Of Christian Mediocrity
  • 5. 'be Ye Perfect'
  • Part Ii. Kairoi: Christian Times And The Past: 6. The Last Times
  • 7. The Martyrs And Sacred Time
  • 8: Secular Festivals In Christian Times?
  • 9. The Christianisation Of Time
  • Part Iii. Topoi: Space And Community: 10. Holy Places And Holy People
  • 11. City Or Desert? Two Models Of Community
  • 12. Desert And City: A Blurring Of Frontiers
  • 13. The Ascetic Invasion
  • 14. Within Sight Of The End: Retrospect And Prospect
  • Sources Referred To
  • Secondary Literature Referred To
  • Index.

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  • Catalogue Code 146759
  • Product Code 0521625106
  • EAN 9780521625104
  • Pages 276
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Mar 1998
  • Dimensions 217 x 138 x 21 mm
  • Weight 0.315kg

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