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La Florida

Nicholas P. Cushner

in Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307566
eISBN:
9780199784936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307569.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Menéndez Aviles, a close friend of the Jesuit Superior General, Francisco Borja, was instrumental in having the Jesuits posted to mission stations of Florida. The methodology of early Christian ... More


Pagan City and Christian Capital: Rome in the Fourth Century

John R Curran

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254200
eISBN:
9780191715150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254200.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The critical century between the arrival of Constantine and the advance of Alaric in the early 5th century witnessed dramatic changes in the city of Rome. This book breaks away from the usual notions ... More


The Spread of Latin Christendom in Continental Europe

Alfred Haverkamp

in Medieval Germany 1056–1273

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221722
eISBN:
9780191678486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221722.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The first section of this chapter describes the crusades against the heathen. Only a few decades after the First Crusade had led to the first climax of expansion in the Mediterranean area, a renewed ... More


The Soteriology of Leo the Great

Bernard Green

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534951
eISBN:
9780191715990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Leo the Great was the beneficiary of the consolidation over the course of the preceding century of the power of the papacy in Rome and the Christianization of the city. That process reveals the ... More


6 Significant Brothers

Adiel Schremer

in Brothers Estranged: Heresy, Christianity and Jewish Identity in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195383775
eISBN:
9780199777280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383775.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter argues that scholarly literature very often “Christianizes” the Roman empire in that it relates to the long historical process of the Christianization of the Empire as if it were an ... More


The Historical Background of Leo's Theology: The Making of a Theologian

Bernard Green

in The Soteriology of Leo the Great

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534951
eISBN:
9780191715990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Between the mid-4th and mid-5th centuries, the papacy consolidated its ascendancy in Rome; the process of the Christianization of the city depended on the building of great basilicas and pilgrimage ... More


Salvation and Civic Christianity

Bernard Green

in The Soteriology of Leo the Great

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534951
eISBN:
9780191715990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Leo preached to a city in which the process of Christianization was effectively complete; he therefore had to describe Christianity in terms that made it accessible to the ordinary citizen. The style ... More


The Early Middle Ages and the Christianization of Europe

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at the ease with which the ancient pagan culture was adopted and adapted to fit into a Christian world (without in many cases being actually Christianized) during the Early Middle ... More


The Hungry are Dying: Beggars and Bishops in Roman Cappadocia

Susan R. Holman

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139129
eISBN:
9780199834310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139127.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The fourth century Christian sermons, letters, and poems of Basil, bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, his brother Gregory of Nyssa, and their friend Gregory of Nazianzus, provide one of the ... More


Shadow Muftis, Christian Modern, 1892–1906

Michael Laffan

in The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145303
eISBN:
9781400839995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145303.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the position of those who opposed Snouck's authority, seeing his “ethical” policies for the modernization of the Muslim Indies as a part of a longer-term project of ... More


Kings, Marriage, Ancestors, and God

Adrian Hastings

in The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263999
eISBN:
9780191600623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263996.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Aims to focus attention instead on African Africa, the great sweep of the continent still dominated until the 1880s by the internal norms of its tradition—diverse, conflictual, and black. These were, ... More


From Missions to Churches

Ian Breward

in A History of the Churches in Australasia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263562
eISBN:
9780191600418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263562.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

British and French missions and colonization were closely related. The pace of Christianization varied, for Pacific Islanders and Aborigines were not just passive recipients, but actively sought ... More


Into the Fold: Protestant Christian Communities in South India

Eliza F. Kent

in Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165074
eISBN:
9780199835171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165071.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the gendered effects of religious conversion in the areas of domestic, marital, and sartorial practices. It provides a history of Protestant Christianity in south India, ... More


Conclusion: Between Courtyard and Altar

Susan R. Holman

in The Hungry are Dying: Beggars and Bishops in Roman Cappadocia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139129
eISBN:
9780199834310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139127.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter concludes that the Cappadocian texts on poverty view the poor, and construct an image of the poor they view, within that constantly dynamic space between civic identity and social ... More


Pagan Converts

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Ever since Gibbon enumerated the “secondary” causes for the spread of Christianity (the primary cause, naturally, being “the convincing evidence of the doctrine itself”), historians have sought to ... More


Christian Providential History: A Dialectic of Perfection and Perversion

GEORGE GARNETT

in Marsilius of Padua and 'the Truth of History'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199291564
eISBN:
9780191710520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291564.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Medieval History

Under papal leadership, the clergy were led further away from the ideal of apostolic poverty espoused in Marsilius's time by the Franciscans. Although the Christianization of the Empire had been ... More


Conceiving a Nation: Scotland to 900 AD

Gilbert Márkus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748678983
eISBN:
9781474435208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678983.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book offers a history of ‘Scotland’ before Scotland existed, and before people even thought of this area as a single ‘country’. It traces the emergence and disappearance of various ethnic and ... More


Trouble at the White House: Anglo-Irish Relations and the Cult of St Martin

Juliet Mullins

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the doubtful issues in Bede's account of the pre-Viking history of Britain and Ireland in his Historia Ecclesiastica (HE). It focuses on the section of the HE where Bede ... More


City of Demons

Dayna S. Kalleres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520276475
eISBN:
9780520956841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276475.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

City of Demons widens our view of the late antique urban environment by insisting upon a simple but far-reaching interpretive innovation: people believed in and continuously ritually interacted with, ... More


Prelude: The Christianizing of British America

Eliga H. Gould

in Missions and Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253487
eISBN:
9780191698156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253487.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the historical background of the Christianization of British America. Though the history of Great Britain's overseas Christian missions begun in American colonies, these events ... More


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