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Christianization and communication in Late Antiquity : John Chrysostom and his congregation in Antioch

Author: Jaclyn LaRae Maxwell
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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"How did ordinary people and church authorities communicate with each other in Late Antiquity and how did this interaction affect the processes of Christianization in the Roman Empire? By studying the relationship between the preacher and his congregation within the context of classical, urban traditions of public speaking, this book explains some of the reasons for the popularity of Christian sermons during the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Chrysostom, Saint; Johannes, Chrysostomus.; John Chrysostom, Saint
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jaclyn LaRae Maxwell
ISBN: 0521860407 9780521860406
OCLC Number: 69331588
Description: xi, 198 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Philosophical preaching in the Roman world --
Rhetoric and society : contexts of public speaking in late antique Antioch --
John Chrysostom's congregation in Antioch --
Teaching to the converted : John Chrysostom's pedagogy --
Practical knowledge and religious life --
Habits and the Christianization of daily life.
Responsibility: Jaclyn L. Maxwell.
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Studies the role of ordinary people in the 'Christianization' of the Roman Empire.  Read more...

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