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Between Pagan and Christian

Author: Christopher P Jones
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : English : Pilot project,eBook available to selected US libraries onlyView all editions and formats
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For the early Christians, "pagan" referred to a multitude of unbelievers: Greek and Roman devotees of the Olympian gods, and "barbarians" such as Arabs and Germans with their own array of deities. But while these groups were clearly outsiders or idolaters, who and what was pagan depended on the outlook of the observer, as Christopher Jones shows in this fresh and penetrating analysis. Treating paganism as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher P Jones
ISBN: 9780674369511 0674369513
OCLC Number: 1029827518
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource : 5 halftones
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Note on Authors --
Preface --
1. The Perception of Paganism --
2. Constantine --
3. After Constantine: Indifference and Intolerance --
4. God and Other Divinities --
5. Idolatry --
6. Sacrifice, Blood, and Prayer --
7. Debate --
8. Conversion --
9. The West --
10. The East --
11. Conclusion: The Persistence of Paganism --
Appendix: Was Macrobius a Christian? --
Timeline --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Index
Responsibility: Christopher P. Jones.
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Who and what was pagan depended on the outlook of the observer, as Christopher Jones shows in this fresh and penetrating analysis. Treating paganism as a historical construct rather than a fixed  Read more...

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