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

John Marenbon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

From the turn of the fifth century to the beginning of the eighteenth, Christian writers were fascinated and troubled by the ‘Problem of Paganism’, which this book identifies and examines for the ... More


How Christianity Animates a Teacher’s Background Beliefs

Perry L. Glanzer, Nathan F. Alleman, and George Marsden

in The Outrageous Idea of Christian Teaching

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190056483
eISBN:
9780190056513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056483.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter and the next two explore the following question: What difference does being a Christian make for a person’s teaching? Chapter 2 begins by reviewing the authors’ findings concerning the ... More


Christian Rivals Within the Framework of Freelance Expertise

Heidi Wendt

in At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190267148
eISBN:
9780190267162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267148.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 5 turns to rival Christian teachers—for example, Marcion, Justin, Valentinus, Ptolemy, and Irenaeus—who coincided in second-century Rome in order to evaluate their practices within the ... More


Julian and the Christian Professors

Neil McLynn

in Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199656035
eISBN:
9780191767821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656035.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Early Christian Studies

This essay offers a new interpretation of the emperor Julian’s notorious initiative against Christians involved in the teaching profession. Julian expresses his views on the correct procedures for ... More


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