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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Kimberly Diane Bowes
|ISBN:||9780521885935 0521885930 9781107400498 110740049X|
|Description:||xvi, 363 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||An empire of friends and family : public and private in Roman religions --
Public and private in Roman paganism --
Public and private as legal categories --
The public priesthoods : family and patronage --
Consecratio dedicatio : marking public and private religious space --
Household cults and their public roles --
Public and private in the "unofficial cults" --
Superstitio and magia : tensions between public and private --
Communal and private in second and third-century Christianity --
From home to domus ecclesia : the Christian collective in flux --
Christian private ritual --
Private and collective ritual in Christian thought --
Public and private in pagan and Christian thought --
Two Christian capitals : private worship in Rome and Constantinople --
Pre-Constantinian realities --
The Roman Tituli --
Going to church in fourth and early fifth century Rome : the continuation of house-churches --
The home as church : domestic piety and the conversion of Rome's elite --
Contesting the private in late fourth century Rome --
Fourth centuries realities --
Constantinople's Christian topography : a city of private churches --
Bishops and private churches --
Monks and the private --
"Christianizing" the countryside : rural estates and private cult --
The fourth century countryside --
The forms of estate worship : villa churches, mausolea, and "monasteries" --
Social qualities of estate-based Christianity --
Bishops and rural elites : estate Christianity in local context --
Working with bishops : North Africa --
What bishop : northern Italy, Britain and the absence of the church hierarchies --
Bishops versus elites : Hispania and southwestern Gaul --
Ideologies of the private : private cult and the construction of heresy and sanctity --
Contesting private worship : heresy and the home --
Roman law and Christian law : ideologies of private cult --
Homes on the defensive --
Promoting private worship : constructing ideals of female sanctity --
The private in the Vita Macrina --
The private and female heresy.
"Kim Bowes's book, Private Worship, Public Values, and Religious Change in Late Antiquity, manages to be both original and relevant...This book is commendable not only for adding great complexity to
- Worship -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
- Privacy -- History -- To 1500.
- Christianity and culture -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
- Christianity and other religions -- Roman.
- Rome -- Religion.
- Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
- Religiöser Wandel.