There Is No Crime For Those Who Have Christ

Author: Michael Gaddis
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520286243
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Focusing on the 4th and 5th centuries, Michael Gaddis explores how various groups employed the language of religious violence to construct their own identities, to undermine the legitimacy of their rivals, & to advance themselves in the competitive & high stakes process of Christianizing the Roman Empire.

Violence In Ancient Christianity

Author: Albert Geljon
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004274901
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The ambivalence of ancient Christianity toward violence is investigated in ten studies, ranging from the persecution of Christians to Christian oppression of Jews, heretics and pagans, and the application of Jesus’ teaching to love one’s enemies.

Shenoute Of Atripe And The Uses Of Poverty

Author: Ariel G. Lopez
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520954920
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Shenoute of Atripe: stern abbot, loquacious preacher, patron of the poor and scourge of pagans in fifth-century Egypt. This book studies his numerous Coptic writings and finds them to be the most important literary source for the study of society, economy and religion in late antique Egypt. The issues and concerns Shenoute grappled with on a daily basis, Ariel Lopez argues, were not local problems, unique to one small corner of the ancient world. Rather, they are crucial to interpreting late antiquity as a historical period—rural patronage, religious intolerance, the Christian care of the poor and the local impact of the late Roman state. His little known writings provide us not only with a rare opportunity to see the life of a holy man as he himself saw it, but also with a privileged window into his world. Lopez brings Shenoute to prominence as witness of and participant in the major transformations of his time.

Crisis Management In Late Antiquity 410 590 Ce

Author: Pauline Allen
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 900425482X
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Pauline Allen and Bronwen Neil investigate crisis management as conducted by the increasingly important episcopal class in the 5th and 6th centuries. Their basic source is the neglected corpus of bishops’ letters in Greek and Latin, the letter being the most significant mode of communication and information-transfer in the period from 410 to 590 CE

Augustine Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Eric Rebillard
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199804966
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

The Encroaching Desert

Author: Jitse Harm Fokke Dijkstra
Editor: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004155305
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The book is an important contribution to the current debate about the usefulness of Egyptian hagiography as a historical source for late antique Egypt and to the study of the reception of the desert fathers in the medieval West.


Author: Alan Bowen
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Monotheism Between Pagans And Christians In Late Antiquity

Author: Stephen Mitchell
Editor: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
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The fourth century was a major religious battleground. The rise of Christianity, and in particular its dominance from Constantine onwards, marked an important shift in the religious history of the Mediterranean. Christianity saw this change as the victory of its monotheism over the polytheism of paganism. This volume studies how similarities between paganism and Christianity were obscured in the polemic that was waged by Christianity against paganism and in the pagan responses to it. A recurring theme in the papers shows that a concrete religious issue lay at the heart of such polemic: which god can one worship? Christians would restrict worship to their Gid, whereas pagans accepted cultacts for the many traditional deities. The debate about monotheism was therefore not just about conceptions of the divine, but was part of the creation and defence of social, cultural, and religious identities in Late Antiquity. In exploring how the notion of monotheism was shaped by Late Antiquity polemic and how this still influences our understanding of it, this volume also hopes to inform contemporary debates about the dangers of monotheism.