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Religions of the Constantinian empire, Mark Edwards, (electronic resource)

Label
Religions of the Constantinian empire
Title
Religions of the Constantinian empire
Statement of responsibility
Mark Edwards
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Religions of the Constantinian empire' provides a synoptic review of Constantine's relation to all the cultic and theological traditions of the Empire during the period from his seizure of power in the west in 306 CE to the end of his reign as autocrat of both east and west in 337 CE. Divided into three parts, the first considers the efforts of Christians to construct their own philosophy, and their own patterns of the philosophic life, in opposition to Platonism. The second assembles evidence of survival, variation or decay in religious practices which were never compulsory under Roman law. The 'religious plurality' of the second section includes those cults which are represented as demonic burlesques of the sacraments by Firmicus Maternus. The third reviews the changes, both within the church and in the public sphere, which were undeniably prompted by the accession of a Christian monarch. In this section on 'Christian polyphony', Mark Edwards expertly moves on from this deliberate petrifaction of Judaism to the profound shift in relations between the church and the civic cult that followed the Emperor's choice of a new divine protector
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edwards, M. J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constantine
  • Konstantin den store
  • Constantine
  • Church history
  • Church and state
  • Rome
  • Rome
Label
Religions of the Constantinian empire, Mark Edwards, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-352) and index
Contents
Part I. Philosophical Variations : 1. Christian versus pagan in Eusebius of Caesarea -- 2. Latin apologists and Roman culture -- 3. The metamorphoses of Platonism -- 4. Pagan holiness? -- 5. New forms of Christian holiness -- Part II. Religious Plurality : 6. Religions of the vanquished -- 7. Religions of transformation -- 8. Jews and Judaism -- Part III. Christian Polyphony : 9. The religious integrity of Constantine -- 10. The end of sacrifice -- 11. The Bible of the Constantinian church -- 12. Celebrating Christ -- 13. From Origen to Arius -- 14. Retrospectives, Christians and pagan
Control code
ssj0001588305
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 365 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780199687725
Lccn
2015938214
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001588305
Label
Religions of the Constantinian empire, Mark Edwards, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-352) and index
Contents
Part I. Philosophical Variations : 1. Christian versus pagan in Eusebius of Caesarea -- 2. Latin apologists and Roman culture -- 3. The metamorphoses of Platonism -- 4. Pagan holiness? -- 5. New forms of Christian holiness -- Part II. Religious Plurality : 6. Religions of the vanquished -- 7. Religions of transformation -- 8. Jews and Judaism -- Part III. Christian Polyphony : 9. The religious integrity of Constantine -- 10. The end of sacrifice -- 11. The Bible of the Constantinian church -- 12. Celebrating Christ -- 13. From Origen to Arius -- 14. Retrospectives, Christians and pagan
Control code
ssj0001588305
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 365 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780199687725
Lccn
2015938214
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001588305

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