This work discusses the decline of Greek religion and the christianization of town and countryside in the eastern Roman Empire between the death of Julian the Apostate and the laws of Justinian the Great against paganism, c. 370-529. It examines such questions as the effect of the laws against sacrifice and sorcery, temple conversions, the degradation of pagan gods into "daimones," the christianization of rite, and the social, political and economic background of conversion to Christianity. Several local contexts are examined in great detail: Gaza, Athens, Alexandria, Aphrodisias, central Asia Minor, northern Syria, the Nile basin, and the province of Arabia. It lays particular emphasis on the criticism of epigraphy, legal evidence, and hagiographic texts, and traces the demographic growth of Christianity and the chronology of this process in selected local contexts. It also seeks to understand the behavioral patterns of conversion. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
About the Author :
Frank R Trombley has contributed to Hellenic Religion and Christianization C. 370-529, Volume 2 Volume 2 as an author.
Trombley has held visiting positions at Georgetown University, Dumbarton Oaks, University of California, and King's College London. He is now a lecturer in religious studies at Cardiff College, University of Wales.
|Title:||Hellenic Religion and Christianization C. 370-529, Volume 2 Volume 2||Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers|
|Author:||Frank R Trombley, F R Trombley|
|No. of Pages:||430|
* The book summary and image may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.
* Book reviews are added by registered customers. They need not necessarily buy book.
* These books are NOT available for reading online or for free download in PDF or ebook format.
* Price can change due to reprinting, price change by publisher or sourcing cost change for imported books.
www.infibeam.com/Books is the biggest online bookstore in India for sale of books at best price - fiction, literature, audiobooks, study guides, novels, story books, rare books, textbooks and books by popular authors. These are available in various editions and bindings e.g. paperback and at best discount.
Safe & Secure Shopping