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Becoming Christian : the conversion of Roman Cappadocia

Author: Raymond Van Dam
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the transformation of Cappadocia into a Christian society. Through vivid accounts of Cappadocians as preachers, theologians and historians, this work highlights the disruptive social and  Read more...

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Named Person: Basil, Saint Bishop of Caesarea; Gregory, of Nyssa Saint; Gregory, of Nazianzus Saint.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Van Dam
ISBN: 0812237382 9780812237382
OCLC Number: 51886491
Description: viii, 254 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: "The evil in our bosom" : Eunomius as a Cappadocian father --
"Even though Roman laws judge differently" : Christianity and local traditions --
Remembering the future : Christian narratives of conversion --
"Everything in ruins" : ancient legends and foundation myths --
The founder of the Cappadocians --
Listening to the audience : the six days of creation --
Small details : the cult of the forty martyrs --
"I saw a parrot" : Philostorgius at Constantinople --
A blank sheet of paper : the apocryphal Basil --
"Trail of sorrows" : the autobiographies of Gregory of Nazianzus --
A different late antiquity.
Responsibility: Raymond Van Dam.
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