Title AUTHORITY AND THE SACRED Aspects of the Christianisation of the Roman World
Book Condition Very Good+
Publisher Cambridge University Press 1997
0521595576 / 9780521595575
Seller ID 1472
Gift inscription on title page else Fine. ; Canto original series; 0.27 x 5.72 x 8.52 Inches; 107 pages; The Christianization of the Roman world lies at the root of modern Europe. Peter Brown's fascinating study examines the factors that proved decisive and the compromises that made the emergence of the Christian conception of existence possible: how the old gods of the Roman Empire could be reinterpreted as symbols to further the message of the Church. Peter Brown also shows how Christian holy men were less representative of a triumphant faith than negotiators of a working compromise between the new faith and traditional ways of dealing with the supernatural worlds.
Rome Early Christianity Classical Greek & Roman Roman History Theology Church History Christianity Religion & Spirituality Early Church