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The Frankish Church : Oxford History of the Christian Church - J. M. Wallace-Hadrill

The Frankish Church

Oxford History of the Christian Church

Hardcover Published: 15th December 1983
ISBN: 9780198269069
Number Of Pages: 624

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This survey of the development of the Frankish Church under the Merovingian and Carolingian kings (approximately AD 500 - 900) is the first of its kind to appear in English. It is not a story of unimpeded advance towards the Church of medieval France but rather of painful adaptation. It takes account of unsolved problems: the reaction of the Church to heresy, to Judaism, to the Frankish ethos of marriage, and to the conversion of peoples outside Francia itself. Special attention is paid to the intellectual interests of churchmen and to the role of the vernacular in transmitting the Christian message to clergy and laity whose Latin was negligible or nil.
Much turned on the authority of a succession of rulers who combined deep piety with material needs that were inimical to the Church's position as a great landowner. The advance of the Church was thus hesitant and often baulked. What emerges is the Churchmen's increasing resolve to unite against the pressures of lay domination, and to press forward with their basic duties as converters and teachers.

Must be greeted with enthusiasm. Its author is the most distinguished living historian writing in England about early medieval Europe. * History *

ISBN: 9780198269069
ISBN-10: 0198269064
Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 15th December 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.65 x 15.77  x 3.61
Weight (kg): 0.77