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Title Pagans and Christians in the late Roman Empire : new evidence, new approaches (4th-8th centuries) / edited by Marianne Sághy and Edward M. Schoolman.

Published Budapest : Central European University Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  274.02 PAGA    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st edition.
Physical description x, 371 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Series CEU medievalia ; 18.
CEU medievalia ; 18.
Notes "Joint publication by: Central European University Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University Press, University of Pécs"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Importance of the practical life for pagan and Christian philosophers / Maël Goarzin -- Religious profiling in the miracles of Saint Thecla / Linda Honey -- Empress Verina among the pagans / Margarita Vallego-Girvés -- John Lydus, pagan and Christian / Anna Judit Tóth -- Marcus of Arethusa, heretic and martyr / Juana Torres -- Imitatio Christi? Classical and Scriptural literary models of Martyrdom in early Christianity / Monika Pesthy Simon -- Ascetic Christianity in Pannonian Martyr stories? / Levente Nagy -- Uses and meanings of 'paganus' in the works of Saint Augustine / Jérôme Lagouanère -- Religious identity as seen by sixth-century historians and chroniclers / Ecaterina Lung -- Cult of Sol Invictus and early Christianity in Aquae Iasae / Branka Migotti -- Conversion as convergence: Gregory the Great confronting pagan and Jewish influences in Anglo-Saxon Christianity / Miriam Adan Jones -- Religious images and context: "Christian" and "pagan" terracotta lamps / Edward M. Schoolman -- Believers in transition: from paganism to Christianity along the southwestern Black Sea coast (4th-6th centuries) / Hristo Preshlenov -- Glory, decay and hope: goddess Roma in Sidonius Apollinaris' Panegyrics / Józef Grzywaczewski and Daniel K. Knox -- Tracing the connections between "Mainstream" Platonism and "marginal" Platonism with digital tools / Luciana Gabriela Soares Santoprete -- Pagan tomb to Christian church: the case of Diocletian's mausoleum in Spalatum / Ivan Basić -- Christian topography in Sopianae's late antique cemeteries / Zsolt Visy -- Sopianae revisited: pagan or Christian burials? / Olivér Gábor and Zsuzsa Katona Győr -- Impact beyond the empire: burial practices in Ireland (4t-8th centuries) / Elizabeth O'Brien.
Summary Do the terms pagan and Christian, transition from paganism to Christianity still hold as explanatory devices to apply to the political, religious and cultural transformation experienced Empire-wise Revisiting pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity has been a fertile site of scholarship in recent years: the paradigm shift in the interpretation of the relations between pagans and Christians replaced the old conflict model with a subtler, complex approach and triggered the upsurge of new explanatory models such as multiculturalism, cohabitation, cooperation, identity, or group cohesion.This collection of essays, inscribes itself into the revisionist discussion of pagan-Christian relations over a broad territory and time-span, the Roman Empire from the fourth to the eighth century. A set of papers argues that if paganism had never been fully extirpated or denied by the multiethnic educated elite that managed the Roman Empire, Christianity came to be presented by the same elite as providing a way for a wider group of people to combine true philosophy and right religion. The speed with which this happened is just as remarkable as the long persistence of paganism after the sea-change of the fourth century that made Christianity the official religion of the State. For a long time afterwards, pagans and Christians live in between polytheistic and monotheist traditions and disputed Classical and non-Classical legacies.
Other author Sághy, Marianne, 1961- editor.
Schoolman, Edward M. (Edward McCormick), 1980- editor.
Subject Christianity and other religions -- Italy -- Rome.
Christianity and other religions -- Roman.
Paganism -- Italy -- Rome.
Rome -- Religion.
ISBN 9633862558