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Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE

Éric Rebillard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451423
eISBN:
9780801465994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451423.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

For too long, the study of religious life in Late Antiquity has relied on the premise that Jews, pagans, and Christians were largely discrete groups divided by clear markers of belief, ritual, and ... More


Persecution and the Limitsof Religious Allegiance

Éric Rebillard

in Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451423
eISBN:
9780801465994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451423.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter attempts to evaluate the degree of groupness associated with the category “Christians.” It moves from an analysis of when and how Christianness mattered at the level of the individual to ... More


Being Christian in the Age of Augustine

Éric Rebillard

in Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451423
eISBN:
9780801465994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451423.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes everyday Christianity in the Theodosian period, focusing on the letters and sermons of Augustine. The richness of the evidence, especially the arguments Christians used when ... More


Conclusion

Éric Rebillard

in Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451423
eISBN:
9780801465994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451423.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This concluding chapter summarizes key findings. This book has tried to determine the circumstances under which Christians invoked Christianness as the guiding principle of their behavior. It appears ... More


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