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Debating the Saints’ Cult in the Age of Gregory the Great

Matthew Dal Santo (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646791
eISBN:
9780199949939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646791.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book argues that the Dialogues on the Miracles of the Italian Fathers, Pope Gregory the Great's (590–604) most controversial work, should be considered from the perspective of a wide-ranging ... More


Introduction: Gregory the Great and the saints’ cult in late antiquity

Matthew Dal Santo

in Debating the Saints’ Cult in the Age of Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646791
eISBN:
9780199949939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646791.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

The introduction sets out the tension between faith-based belief and rationalist scepticism in the hagiographical literature of the early Byzantine empire, circa 500–700. Taking this tension as a cue ... More


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