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The Cambridge History of Christianity

Volume 2. Constantine to c.600

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Augustine Casiday, Frederick W. Norris, Winrich Löhr, Knut Schäferdiek, David Bundy, Gedaliahu Stroumsa, David Frankfurter, Frank Trombley, Michele R. Salzman, Anne Leone, Alan Brown, Samuel Lieu, Rebecca Lyman, Bronwen Neil, Raymond Van Dam, Mark Edwards, Kenneth Pennington, H. A. Drake, Khaled Anatolios, Karl-Heinz Uthemann, Georgia Frank, Claudia Rapp, Rowan Greer, David G. Hunter, Brian Spinks, Paul Blowers, Samuel Rubenson, Marilynn Dunn, Beat Brenk
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  • Publication planned for: July 2014
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107423633

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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.

    • The multidisciplinary approach of the volume promotes a contextualized understanding of the period
    • Explores divergent beliefs and practices within Christian communities inside and outside of the Roman Empire
    • Traces the rapid transformation of Christianity during this period
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    '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

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    • Publication planned for: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107423633
    • length: 780 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 44 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Augustine Casiday and Frederick W. Norris
    Part I. Christianity: Regional Developments:
    1. Western Christianities Winrich Löhr
    2. Germanic and Celtic Christianities Knut Schäferdiek
    3. Greek Christianities Frederick W. Norris
    4. Early Asian and East African Christianities David Bundy
    Part II. Christianity Contested:
    5. Religious dynamics between Christians and Jews in late antiquity Gedaliahu Stroumsa
    6. Christianity and paganism, I: Egypt David Frankfurter
    7. Christianity and paganism, II: Asia Minor Frank Trombley
    8. Christianity and paganism, III: Italy Michele R. Salzman
    9. Christianity and paganism, IV: North Africa Anne Leone
    10. The intellectual debate between Christians and Pagans Alan Brown
    11. Christianity and Manichaeism Samuel Lieu
    12. Heresiology: the invention of 'heresy' and 'schism' Rebecca Lyman
    Part III. Christian Culture and Society:
    13. Towards defining a Christian culture: the Christian transformation of classical literature Bronwen Neil
    14. Bishops and society Raymond Van Dam
    15. Synods and councils Mark Edwards
    16. The growth of church law Kenneth Pennington
    17. The church, society, and political power H. A. Drake
    Part IV. Christian Beliefs and Practices:
    18. Discourse on the Trinity Khaled Anatolios
    19. History of Christology to the seventh century Karl-Heinz Uthemann
    20. Sin and salvation: experience and reflections Augustine Casiday
    21. From Antioch to Arles: lay devotion in context Georgia Frank
    22. Saints and holy men Claudia Rapp
    23. Pastoral care and discipline Rowan Greer
    24. Gender, marriage and family David G. Hunter
    25. The growth of liturgy and the church year Brian Spinks
    26. Interpreting scripture Paul Blowers
    27. Asceticism and monasticism, I: Eastern Samuel Rubenson
    28. Asceticism and monasticism, II: Western Marilynn Dunn
    29. Art and Propaganda fide: Christian art and architecture Beat Brenk.

  • Editors

    Augustine Casiday, University of Wales, Lampeter
    Augustine Casiday is Leverhulme Fellow, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University. He is author of Evagrius Ponticus (2006) and Tradition and Theology in St John Cassian (2006).

    Frederick W. Norris, Emmanuel School of Religion
    Frederick W. Norris is Professor Emeritus of World Christianity, Emmanuel School of Religion. He is author of over 200 articles and associate editor with Everett Ferguson of the Encyclopedia of Early Christianity (1990, second edition 1997).

    Contributors

    Augustine Casiday, Frederick W. Norris, Winrich Löhr, Knut Schäferdiek, David Bundy, Gedaliahu Stroumsa, David Frankfurter, Frank Trombley, Michele R. Salzman, Anne Leone, Alan Brown, Samuel Lieu, Rebecca Lyman, Bronwen Neil, Raymond Van Dam, Mark Edwards, Kenneth Pennington, H. A. Drake, Khaled Anatolios, Karl-Heinz Uthemann, Georgia Frank, Claudia Rapp, Rowan Greer, David G. Hunter, Brian Spinks, Paul Blowers, Samuel Rubenson, Marilynn Dunn, Beat Brenk

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