Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook - Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World (Paperback)A. D. Lee (author)
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In Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity, A.D. Lee documents the transformation of the religious landscape of the Roman world from one of enormous diversity of religious practices and creeds in the 3rd century to a situation where, by the 6th century, Christianity had become the dominant religious force. Using translated extracts from contemporary sources he examines the fortunes of pagans and Christians from the upheavals of the 3rd Century, through the dramatic events associated with the emperors Constantine, Julian and Theodosius in the 4th, to the increasingly tumultuous times of the 5th and 6th centuries, while also illustrating important themes in late antique Christianity such as the growth of monasticism, the emerging power of bishops and the development of pilgrimage, as well as the fate of other significant religious groups including Jews and Manichaeans.
This new edition has been updated to include:
additional documentary material, including newly published papyri
an expanded chapter on the emperor Constantine
greater attention to church controversies in the fourth and fifth centuries
thoroughly updated references and further reading, taking into account developments in modern scholarship during the past fifteen years.
Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity is an invaluable resource for students of the late antique world, and of early Christianity and the early Church.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 372
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"This is an invaluable collection for students and teachers alike, offering clear insight into the complexities of the different sources for the study of religion in late antiquity and the ways that historians have interpreted them."
Neville Morley, Bristol, UK
"the author's contributions are clear and helpful, the primary materials well chosen and quite interesting. This second edition (replacing the first, published in 2000) can be recommended for academic libraries supporting undergraduate studies in religion, as well as public and specialized libraries. Summing Up: Recommended."
R. Goldenberg, Stony Brook University (SUNY) in CHOICE