Christianity and Roman Society

Christianity and Roman Society

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Author: Gillian Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521633869

Category: History

Page: 137

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Early Christianity in the context of Roman society raises important questions for historians, sociologists of religion and theologians alike. This work explores the differing perspectives arising from a changing social and academic culture. Key issues concerning early Christianity are addressed, such as how early Christian accounts of pagans, Jews and heretics can be challenged and the degree to which Christian groups offered support to their members and to those in need. The work examines how non-Christians reacted to the spectacle of martyrdom and to Christian reverence for relics. Questions are also raised about why some Christians encouraged others to abandon wealth, status and gender-roles for extreme ascetic lifestyles and about whether Christian preachers trained in classical culture offered moral education to all or only to the social elite. The interdisciplinary and thematic approach offers the student of early Christianity a comprehensive treatment of its role and influence in Roman society.
Categories: History

Christianity and Roman Society

Christianity and Roman Society

Did Christianity transform the Roman world in which it began, or did the Roman world shape Christianity? This work explores current debates and new interpretations of Early Christianity in Roman Society.

Author: Gillian Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521633109

Category: History

Page: 152

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Did Christianity transform the Roman world in which it began, or did the Roman world shape Christianity? This work explores current debates and new interpretations of Early Christianity in Roman Society. Adopting an interdisciplinary and thematic approach, it offers the student unfamiliar with the Christian tradition, a comprehensive introduction to its role in the Roman world.
Categories: History

Apologetics in the Roman Empire

Apologetics in the Roman Empire

This book is the first to tackle the origins and purpose of literary religious apologetic in the first centuries of the Christian era by discussing, on their own terms, texts composed by pagan and Jewish authors as well as Christians.

Author: Mark J. Edwards

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191544378

Category: Religion

Page: 326

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This book is the first to tackle the origins and purpose of literary religious apologetic in the first centuries of the Christian era by discussing, on their own terms, texts composed by pagan and Jewish authors as well as Christians. Previous studies of apologetic have focused primarily on the Christian apologists of the second century. These, and other Christian authors, are represented also in this volume but, in addition, experts in the religious history of the pagan world, in Judaism, and in late antique philosophy examine very different literary traditions to see to what extent techniques and motifs were shared across the religious divide. Each contributor has investigated the probable audience, the literary milieu, and the specific social, political, and cultural circumstances which elicited each apologetic text. In many cases these questions lead on to the further issue of the relation between the readers addressed by the author and the actual readers, and the extent to which a defined literary genre of apologetic developed. These studies, ranging in time from the New Testament to the early fourth century, and including novel contributions by specialists in ancient history, Jewish history, ancient philosophy, the New Testament, and patristics, will put the study of ancient religious apologetic on to a new footing.
Categories: Religion

The Church in Ancient Society From Galilee to Gregory the Great

The Church in Ancient Society   From Galilee to Gregory the Great

The Church in Ancient Society provides a full and enjoyable narrative history of the first six centuries of the Christian Church.

Author: Henry Chadwick

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199246955

Category: Church history

Page: 740

View: 804

The Church in Ancient Society provides a full and enjoyable narrative history of the first six centuries of the Christian Church. Ancient Greek and Roman society had many gods and an addiction to astrology and divination. This introduction to the period traces the process by which Christianity changed this and so provided a foundation for the modern world: the teaching of Jesus created a lasting community, which grew to command the allegiance of the Roman emperor. Christianity is discussed in relation to how it appeared to both Jews and pagans, and how its Christian doctrine and practice were shaped in relation to Graeco-Roman culture and the Jewish matrix. Among the major figures discussed are Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Constantine, Julian the Apostate, Basil, Ambrose, and Augustine. Following a chronological approach, Henry Chadwick's clear exposition of important texts and theological debates in their historical context is unrivalled in detail. In particular, theological and ecclesial texts are examined in relation to the behaviour and beliefs of people who attended churches and synagogues. Christians did not find agreement and unity easy and the author displays a distinctive concern for the factors - theological, personal, and political - which caused division in the church and prevented reconciliation. The emperors, however, began to foster unity for political reasons and to choose monotheism. Finally, the Church captured the society.
Categories: Church history

Roman Society in the Last Century of the Western Empire

Roman Society in the Last Century of the Western Empire

He could be fair to Christianity , and he evidently disapproved of Julian ' s
exclusion of Christian teachers from the Schools . Whether he is equally fair to
Roman society may be questioned . He has the peculiar virtues of the military
character ...

Author: Samuel Dill

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069862699

Category: Paganism

Page: 382

View: 717

Categories: Paganism

The Dawn of Christianity

The Dawn of Christianity

For polytheist views, see Robert L. Wilken, The Christians as the Romans Saw
Them (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984), the short treatment by Gillian
Clark, Christianity and Roman Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
 ...

Author: Robert Knapp

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674976467

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Robert Knapp reveals why some ordinary people in Judea and in the Roman and Greek worlds embraced a new approach to the supernatural in their daily lives. In a time of prophets, miracles, and magic, Jesus convinced people to change their beliefs by showing his connection to god-like power and solidifying his credentials through the Resurrection.
Categories: Religion

Christianity and the Roman Government

Christianity and the Roman Government

It was of course aware of the general hatred against the sect ; it was aware that
Christianity was at variance with some of the essential features of Roman society
; it was aware of the suspicions or reports of gross immorality practised at ...

Author: Ernest George Hardy

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010309040

Category: Church history

Page: 208

View: 330

Categories: Church history

Christianity in Relation to Jews Greeks and Romans

Christianity in Relation to Jews  Greeks  and Romans

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815330693

Category: Religion

Page: 402

View: 199

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Religion

Christianity and the History of Violence in the Roman Empire

Christianity and the History of Violence in the Roman Empire

Christians martyred by Christians: “persecution of heretics” in North Africa]
Augustine on violence Augustine's ... become the relict of the elite classes but
provided little comfort and means of participation to broader parts of the Roman
society.

Author: Dirk Rohmann

Publisher: UTB GmbH

ISBN: 9783825252854

Category: History

Page: 250

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Das Buch präsentiert eine Vielzahl an Quellen des 1. bis 7. Jh.s., welche das Problem der religiösen Gewalt hinsichtlich der Christianisierung des Römischen Reiches und der germanischen Nachfolgestaaten veranschaulichen. Die Quellen werden in den Originalsprachen und neuen Übersetzungen dargeboten und sind mit Einleitungen, Kommentaren und Kurzbibliographien versehen.
Categories: History

The Melbourne Review

The Melbourne Review

Greek and Roman classics . ” And I moreover affirm that no one who ... The
question at issue was whether the introduction of Christianity had , or had not ,
improved the moral condition of Roman society . If the readers of this Review will
do me ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555072337

Category:

Page:

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Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute Or Philosophical Society of Great Britain

Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute  Or Philosophical Society of Great Britain

In his paper Mr . Gosse says :“ Christianity alone takes no colour from the
psychological conditions that surround it , but ... of woman has been vastly
superior in the Christian ages to what it ever was in Greek and Roman society ,
where it was ...

Author: Victoria Institute (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044090845157

Category: Religion and science

Page:

View: 406

Each volume includes list of members, and "objects of the institute" (except v. 31, which has no list of members). Beginning with v. 12, a list of the papers contained in preceding volumes is issued regularly with each volume.
Categories: Religion and science

History of the Christian Church Beginning of the kingdom

History of the Christian Church  Beginning of the kingdom

THE NEW SOCIETY . I. THE OLD SOCIAL ORDER IN ROME . Distinctive
Difference between a Heathen and a Christian Civilization Society in Heathen
Rome -- The CourtMessalina - Agrippina - Nero - Women - Divorce -
Dissoluteness ...

Author: George Herbert Dryer

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858033820246

Category: Church history

Page:

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Categories: Church history

Christianity Viewed in Relation to the Present State of Society and Opinion Translated Under the Superintendence of the Author

Christianity Viewed in Relation to the Present State of Society and Opinion  Translated Under the Superintendence of the Author

Paganism , after some fair but brief moments of progress , attained to nothing but
the anarchy of the Greek and Roman Republics , and the despotic decay of the
Roman Empire . Bouddhism did nothing but generate the fantastic superstitions ...

Author: François Guizot

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023487555

Category:

Page:

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Categories:

The Social Results of Early Christianity

The Social Results of Early Christianity

could no longer refuse to recognise the virtues of Christians, asserted that these
principles had been known for ages. ... Roman society, the blame was thrown
upon the Christians, whose doctrines and way of life were said to be the cause of
all ...

Author: Charles Schmidt

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025472262

Category: Christian sociology

Page: 480

View: 774

Categories: Christian sociology

History of the Christian Church Founding of the new world 1 600 A D

History of the Christian Church  Founding of the new world 1 600 A D

THE NEW SOCIETY. I. The Old Social Order in Rome. Distinctive Difference
between a Heathen and a Christian Civilization — Society in Heathen Rome
The Court — Messalina — Agrippiua — Nero — Women — Divorce — Disso
luteness ...

Author: George Herbert Dryer

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89097203921

Category: Church history

Page:

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Categories: Church history

Art Craft and Theology in Fourth Century Christian Authors

Art  Craft  and Theology in Fourth Century Christian Authors

Brown, Peter, The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in
Early Christianity (New York: Columbia University Press, 1988). Burford, Alison,
Craftsmen in Greek and Roman Society (London: Thames and Hudson, 1972).

Author: Morwenna Ludlow

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198848837

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 671

Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors analyses Christian Greek literature in the fourth century in order to emphasise the style, ingenuity, and craftsmanship demonstrated by the authors of such texts. It considers the way these 'wordsmiths' used classical literature techniques to strengthen their theological writings.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Early Christianity and Society

Early Christianity and Society

Early Christian Attitudes to Property and Slavery . " Church Society and Politics ,
edited by D. Baker . Oxford , 1975 , pp . 1–38 . Schwer , W. “ Beruf . ” RAC 2 (
1954 ) : 141-156 . Sherwin - White , A. N. Roman Society and Roman Law in the
 ...

Author: Robert McQueen Grant

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015005095495

Category: Christian sociology

Page: 221

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Categories: Christian sociology

History of the Christian Church

History of the Christian Church

Many GROWING things conspired to give prestige to the Church in Rome . The
society in that city had always been conBISHOP . servative in doctrine .
Dissatisfied and innovating teachers drifted thither from every part of the Christian
world ...

Author: John Fletcher Hurst

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNVC41

Category: Church history

Page:

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Categories: Church history

The Foregleams of Christianity

The Foregleams of Christianity

... world in which Christianity was already striking such strong roots were what it
has generally been represented by historians , that is , no better than it was
painted by Juvenal , who evidently only knew the highest society of Rome as so
many ...

Author: Charles Newton Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026445075

Category: Christianity

Page: 223

View: 212

Categories: Christianity

The Index

The Index

Rome had rendered the ancient world subject , and opened its highways for
Christian missionaries . Not only had the opportunity come ... Christianity helped
to destroy , it could not regenerate Roman society . " Christianity could do nothing
for ...

Author: Benjamin Franklin Underwood

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924069705238

Category: Religion

Page:

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Categories: Religion