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Christianity, empire, and the making of religion in late antiquity

Author: Jeremy M Schott
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2008.
Series: Divinations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author of this book examines the ways in which conflicts between Christian and pagan intellectuals over religious, ethnic, and cultural identity contributed to the transformation of Roman imperial rhetoric and ideology in the early fourth century C.E.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy M Schott
ISBN: 0812240928 9780812240924
OCLC Number: 183261729
Description: 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: identity politics in the later Roman Empire --
Philosophers, apologists, and empire --
Porphyry on Greeks, Christians, and others --
Vera religio and falsae religiones : Lactantius's Divine institutes --
What difference does an emperor make? : apologetics and imperial ideology in Constantine's Oration to the saints and imperial letters --
From Hebrew wisdom to Christian hegemony : Eusebius of Caesarea's apologetics and panegyrics --
Epilogue: Empire's palimpsest --
Appendix: Porphyry's polemics and the great persecution.
Series Title: Divinations.
Responsibility: Jeremy M. Schott.
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