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Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian

Michael Bland Simmons

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198149132
eISBN:
9780191672415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198149132.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Arnobius of Sicca, in North Africa, was a Christian convert writing in the time of the Emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century ad. His most famous work, Against the Pagans, was written shortly after ... More


Scholastic Demonology in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

Euan Cameron

in Enchanted Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199257829
eISBN:
9780191698477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257829.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on Thomas Aquinas's contributions to the area of popular beliefs and ‘superstitions’. He articulated a full, rational vision of how bodies, souls, and spiritual beings related to ... More


Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

S. Zohreh Kermani

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

For most of its history, contemporary Paganism has been a religion of converts. Yet as it enters its fifth decade, it is incorporating growing numbers of second-generation Pagans for whom Paganism is ... More


Confessional cousins and the rest: the structure of Islamic toleration

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Adducing some insights from cultural anthropology, this Chapter compares and contrasts the histories of the Christian and the Islamic traditions of religious toleration, considering in particular the ... More


North African Apologetics

D. H. Williams

in Defending and Defining the Faith: An Introduction to Early Christian Apologetic Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190620509
eISBN:
9780190620530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190620509.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter considers the work of Arnobius, who presents the most mysteries of all the figures discussed in this book, both in terms of himself and in terms of what he was precisely attempting to ... More


Dismissing the Evidence of Christianity in the Countryside

Thomas A. Robinson

in Who Were the First Christians?: Dismantling the Urban Thesis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190620547
eISBN:
9780190620578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190620547.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Those who argue for a largely urban Christianity must explain the undeniable presence of Christianity in the countryside at least in the latter half of the third century, before the conversion of ... More


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