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Introduction to Roman Christianity

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Corresponding to chapter one, this chapter provides a general introduction to Roman Christianity. It begins with the difficult question of the origin of the Christ-movement in Rome. It is suggested ... More


Economic Origins of Roman Christianity

Robert B. Ekelund Jr. and Robert D. Tollison

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226200026
eISBN:
9780226200040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226200040.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the global marketplace of ideas, few realms spark as much conflict as religion. For millions of people, it is an integral part of everyday life, reflected by a widely divergent supply of practices ... More


Building Memory: The Role of Sacred Structures in Sphakia and Crete 1

Lucia Nixon

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Sacred structures incorporate several functions and meanings, and these can relate to memory on various scales and levels. This chapter looks at sacred structures in Sphakia, SW Crete, with reference ... More


Irenaeus of Lyons: Ambassador for Peace, Reconciliation, and Toleration

John Behr

in Irenaeus of Lyons: Identifying Christianity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199214624
eISBN:
9780191761720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214624.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter surveys the context of Irenaeus' theological activity by reviewing all the Christian teachers and communities in Rome during the first two centuries, paying special attention to how ... More


East Is East: Heralding the Birth of Danish and Swedish

Ruth H. Sanders

in The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226493893
eISBN:
9780226493923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493923.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter puts into the spotlight the historical moment when Danish and Swedish emerged from East Norse, and the background to that emergence, starting with the runes, also accounting briefly for ... More


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