Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

by A. D. Lee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415138930

ISBN-13: 9780415138932

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this book A.D. Lee charts the rise to dominance of Christianity in the Roman empire. Using translated texts he explains the fortunes of both Pagans and Christians from the upheavals of the 3rd Century to the increasingly tumultuous times of the 5th and 6th centuries.
The book also examines important themes in Late Antiquity such as the growth of monasticism,

Overview

In this book A.D. Lee charts the rise to dominance of Christianity in the Roman empire. Using translated texts he explains the fortunes of both Pagans and Christians from the upheavals of the 3rd Century to the increasingly tumultuous times of the 5th and 6th centuries.
The book also examines important themes in Late Antiquity such as the growth of monasticism, the emerging power of bishops and the development of pilgrimage, and looks at the fate of other significant religious groups including the Jews, Zoroastrians and Manichaeans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415138932
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Conventions and Abbreviations Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1. Pagans and Christians Through Time 1. Pagans in the Third Century 2. Christians in the Third Century 3. Pagans and Christians During the tetrarchy 4. Constantine 5. Pagans and Christians in the Mis Fourth Century 6. Pagans and Christians in the Late Fourth Century 7. Christianization and its Limits in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries Part 2. Other Religious Groups 8. Jews 9. Zoroastrians 10. Manichaeans Part 3. Themes in Late Antique Christianity 11. Ascetics 12. Bishops 13. Material Resources 14. Church Life 15. Women 16. Pilgrims and Holy Places Glossary Editions Bibliography Index of Sources General Index

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