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Religions of the Constantinian empire

Author: Edwards
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Religions of the Constantinian empire' provides a synoptic review of Constantine's relation to all the cultic and theological traditions of the Empire during the period from his seizure of power in the west in 306 CE to the end of his reign as autocrat of both east and west in 337 CE. Divided into three parts, the first considers the efforts of Christians to construct their own philosophy, and their own patterns of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Constantine, Emperor of Rome
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwards
ISBN: 9780198785248 0198785240 9780199687725 0199687722
OCLC Number: 1028933938
Description: xi, 365 pages
Contents: Part I. Philosophical Variations : 1. Christian versus pagan in Eusebius of Caesarea --
2. Latin apologists and Roman culture --
3. The metamorphoses of Platonism --
4. Pagan holiness? --
5. New forms of Christian holiness --
Part II. Religious Plurality : 6. Religions of the vanquished --
7. Religions of transformation --
8. Jews and Judaism --
Part III. Christian Polyphony : 9. The religious integrity of Constantine --
10. The end of sacrifice --
11. The Bible of the Constantinian church --
12. Celebrating Christ --
13. From Origen to Arius --
14. Retrospectives, Christians and pagan
Responsibility: Mark Edwards

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