The Cambridge History of Christianity The Cambridge History of Christianity: Constantine to c.600 Volume 2 (Hardback)
  • The Cambridge History of Christianity The Cambridge History of Christianity: Constantine to c.600 Volume 2 (Hardback)
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The Cambridge History of Christianity The Cambridge History of Christianity: Constantine to c.600 Volume 2 (Hardback)

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Hardback 784 Pages / Published: 30/08/2007
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This volume in the Cambridge History of Christianity presents the 'Golden Age' of patristic Christianity. After episodes of persecution by the Roman government, Christianity emerged as a licit religion enjoying imperial patronage and eventually became the favoured religion of the empire. The articles in this volume discuss the rapid transformation of Christianity during late antiquity, giving specific consideration to artistic, social, literary, philosophical, political, inter-religious and cultural aspects. The volume moves away from simple dichotomies and reductive schematizations (e.g., 'heresy v. orthodoxy') toward an inclusive description of the diverse practices and theories that made up Christianity at this time. Whilst proportional attention is given to the emergence of the Great Church within the Roman Empire, other topics are treated as well - such as the development of Christian communities outside the empire.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521812443
Number of pages: 784
Weight: 1360 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 51 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The twenty-nine essays in total paint a rich canvas of late antique Christianity in its many facets and illustrate the equally lively and varied engagement of current scholarship with this fascinating period ... The contributors, editors and the Press must be congratulated for a volume to which the scholarly community will come back for many years as a standard reference tool.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History
'... elegant and learned essay ... sweeping and evocative narrative ... The volume more than justifies the historiographical assumption of contingent and variable early medieval "Christianities" rather an unchanging and immutable "Christianity" ...impressive study of conversion ... rewarding ...splendid ... a good and critical survey ... excellent ... sophisticated and thought-provoking ... at once capture[s] the divinity, artfulness, and physical sensuality of texts ... outstanding, expertly and eloquently examining how cults and their saints were capable of "endless reinvention" ... All in all, Early Medieval Christianities, c.600-c.1100 is a worthy volume about Christians and their various "Christianities".' Church History
"...inspires awe....enormous diversity of of excellent scholars....stands out from rivals by its sheer scale....provide an effective structure....identification and development of themes is thoroughly successful....deeply impressive..." Philip Jenkins
"The twenty-nine essays in total paint a rich canvas of late antique Christianity in its many facets and illustrate the equally lively and varied engagement of current scholarship with this fascinating period ... The contributors, editors and the Press must be congratulated for a volume to which the scholarly community will come back for many years as a standard reference tool." Journal of Ecclesiastical History
"... elegant and learned essay ... sweeping and evocative narrative ... The volume more than justifies the historiographical assumption of contingent and variable early medieval 'Christianities' rather an unchanging and immutable 'Christianity' ...impressive study of conversion ... rewarding ...splendid ... a good and critical survey ... excellent ... sophisticated and thought-provoking ... at once capture[s] the divinity, artfulness, and physical sensuality of texts ... outstanding, expertly and eloquently examining how cults and their saints were capable of 'endless reinvention' ... All in all, Early Medieval Christianities, c.600-c.1100 is a worthy volume about Christians and their various 'Christianities'." Church History

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