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Becoming Christian : the conversion of Roman Cappadocia

Author: Raymond Van Dam
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In an investigation of the transformation of Cappadocia during the fourth century, Becoming Christian: The Conversion of Roman Cappadocia examines the local impact of Christianity on traditional Greek and Roman society. The Cappadocians Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Eunomius of Cyzicus were influential participants in intense arguments over doctrinal orthodoxy and heresy. In his  Read more...
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Van Dam, Raymond.
Becoming Christian.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003047320
Named Person: Basil, Saint Bishop of Caesarea; Gregory, of Nazianzus Saint.; Gregory, of Nyssa Saint; Basil, Saint Bishop of Caesarea; Gregory, of Nazianzus Saint.; Gregory, of Nyssa Saint
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Van Dam
ISBN: 9780812207378 0812207378
OCLC Number: 802059452
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 254 pages :) : map
Contents: Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Dedication Page ; Table of Contents ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; Orthodoxy and Heresy ; Chapter 1: ""The Evil in Our Bosom"": Eunomius as a Cappadocian Father. Chapter 2: ""Even Though Roman Laws Judge Differently"": Christianity and Local Traditions Chapter 3: Remembering the Future: Christian Narratives of Conversion ; Chapter 4: ""Everything in Ruins"": Ancient Legends and Foundation Myths ; Chapter 5: The Founder of the Cappadocians. Preachers and Audiences Chapter 6: Listening to the Audience: The Six Days of Creation ; Chapter 7: Small Details: The Cult of the Forty Martyrs ; The Life to Come ; Chapter 8: ""I Saw a Parrot"": Philostorgius at Constantinople ; Chapter 9: A Blank Sheet of Paper: The Apocryphal Basil. Chapter 10: ""Trail of Sorrows"": The Autobiographies of Gregory of Nazianzus Epilogue: A Different Late Antiquity ; Abbreviations ; Notes ; Editions and Translations ; The Cappadocian Fathers ; Ancient Authors and Texts ; Bibliography ; Index.
Responsibility: Raymond Van Dam.

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Raymond Van Dam investigates the transformation of Cappadocia, a Roman province in central Asia Minor, into a Christian society. Through vivid accounts of Cappadocians as preachers, theologians, and  Read more...

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