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Between Pagan and Christian

Author: Christopher P Jones
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView 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: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jones, Christopher P.
Between Pagan and Christian
(DLC) 2013027065
(OCoLC)861273817
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher P Jones
ISBN: 9780674369511 0674369513 0674725204 9780674725201
OCLC Number: 871257902
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Nominated for Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit 2015
Nominated for Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion 2015
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 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.
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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Standard accounts of the meteoric rise of Christianity after Constantine's conversion in 312 are familiar. Belief in Jesus Christ became the established state religion and a requirement for holders Read more...

 
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