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Authority and the Sacred : Aspects of the Christianisation of the Roman World - Peter Brown

Authority and the Sacred

Aspects of the Christianisation of the Roman World

Paperback Published: 17th November 1997
ISBN: 9780521595575
Number Of Pages: 108

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The Christianisation of the Roman world lies at the root of modern Europe, yet at the time it was a tentative and piecemeal process. Peter Brown's fascinating study examines the factors which proved decisive and the compromises which made the emergence of the Christian 'thought world' possible: how the the old gods of the Roman Empire could be reinterpreted as symbols to further the message of the Church.' ... the treatment is fresh and independent.' The Times Literary Supplement'A brilliant book, by a scholar to whom church historians are already deeply indebted, providing ample material for further debates.' The Expository Times

A brilliant book, by a scholar to whom church historians are already deeply indebted, providing ample material for further debates. The Expository Times ... the treatment is fresh and independent . The Times Literary Supplement

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ISBN: 9780521595575
ISBN-10: 0521595576
Series: Canto Book
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 108
Published: 17th November 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 14.53 x 21.64  x 0.69
Weight (kg): 0.14