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The power of religion in late antiquity

Author: Andrew Cain; Noel Emmanuel Lenski
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Late Antiquity witnessed a dramatic recalibration in the economy of power, and nowhere was this more pronounced than in the realm of religion. Divided into eight sections, this title includes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Cain; Noel Emmanuel Lenski
ISBN: 9780754667254 0754667251
OCLC Number: 317067911
Notes: "This volume grew out of the seventh biennial Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity Conference, held on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder, 22-25 March 2007"--Acknowledgements.
Description: xiv, 464 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : power and religion on the frontier of late antiquity / Noel Lenski --
Disarming Aeneas : Fulgentius on Arms and the Man / Emily Albu --
"Apocalypse? No." : the power of millennialism and its transformation in late antique Christianity / Josef Lössl --
Clementissimus Imperator : power, religion, and philosophy in Ambrose's De obitu Theodosii and Seneca's De clementia / Giacomo Raspanti --
Haec quibus uteris verba : the Bible and Boethius' Christianity / Danuta Shanzer --
The power of religious rituals : a philosophical quarrel on the eve of the Great Persecution / Elizabeth DePalma Digeser --
Subjugating the divine : Iamblichus on the theurgic evocation / Segio Knipe --
Arbiter of the oracular : reading religion in Porphyry of Tyre / Aaron P. Johnson --
Church, state, and children : Christian and imperial attitudes toward infant exposure in Late Antiquity / Judith Evans Grubbs --
Imperial politics at the court of Theodosius II / Hugh Elton --
"The trembling of Cain" : religious power and institutional culture in Justinianic oath-making / Charles Pazdernik --
Power from humility : Justinian and the religious authority of monks / Hartmut Leppin --
Currencies of power : the venality of offices in the later Roman Empire / Sabine R. Huebner --
Religion and power in the early thought of John Chrysostom / Justin Stephens --
"The truth shall make you free" : Augustine on the power of religion / Gillian Clark --
"Our own most severe judges" : the power of penance in the Eusebius Gallicanus sermons / Lisa Bailey --
Solar power in Late Antiquity / H.A. Drake --
How to read a halo : three (or more) versions of Constantine's vision / Jacqueline Long --
The power of the cross : celestial cross appearances in the fourth century / Jan Willem Drijvers --
Augures et pontifices : public sacral law in Late Antique Rome (fourth-fifth centuries AD) / Rita Lizzi Testa --
Imagining the capitolium in Late Antiquity / Lucy Grig --
The making of a papal Rome : Gregory I and the letania septiformis / Jacob A. Latham --
Ricimer's church in Rome : how an Arian barbarian prospered in a Nicene world / Ralph W. Mathisen --
Gregory of Tours and "Arianism" / Edward James --
The imagery of personal objects : hints of "do-it-yourself" Christian culture in Merovingian Gaul? / Bailey K. Young --
Antioch and the intersection between religious factionalism, place, and power in Late Antiquity / Wendy Mayer --
On the way to Bethlehem : Mary between Jerome and John of Jerusalem / Hagith Sivan --
Christianity in war : Ammianus on power and religion in Constantius' Persian War / John Weisweiler --
Persecuting heresy in early Islamic Iraq : the Catholicos Ishoyahb III and the elites of Nisibis / Richard E. Payne.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Cain and Noel Lenski.

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