By Peter Sarris, Matthew Dal Santo, Phil Booth

The papers amassed during this quantity discover the suggestions during which Christian specialists in the course of the early medieval global either tested and expressed their social place, whereas even as drawing recognition to the moments whilst those self same techniques have been resisted and challenged. the place past reviews of Christianisation have for the main half approached the difficulty of dissent throughout the persisted lifestyles of paganism and many of the Christian heresies, this quantity means that the adventure of doubt in the direction of, and articulation of resistance to, the claims of Christian leaders prolonged some distance outdoor the circles of pagan intellectuals and dissident theologians. the result's a view of Christianisation as way more piecemeal, advanced and incomplete than has frequently been acknowledged.Contributors comprise Peter Turner, Peter Kritzinger, Collin Garbarino, Philip wooden, Ralph Lee, Richard Payne, Mike Humphreys, Giorgia Vocino, and Gerda Heydemann.

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17 in Vita Hilarii in Vitae Sanctorum Honorati et Hilarii, Episcoporum Arelatensium, ed. S. Cavallin (Lund, 1952). 5 in Eugippe: Vie de Saint Séverin, ed. and trans. P. Régerat (Paris, 1991). 7. 27 Porphyry, De Vita Plotini et Ordine Librorum Eius 23, ed. H. Armstrong, in Plotinus vol. , London/New York, 1966, repr. 1995); Iamblichus, De Vita Pythagorica Liber, passim; Eunapius, Lives 462, 498, 501; Damascius, Vitae Isidori Reliquiae 116e, ed. P. Athanassiadi (Athens, 1999). 13–74 ed. A. de Vogüé, 3 vols.

M. Heinzelmann, ‘Translation’, Lexikon des Mittelalters VIII: 947ff. 7 A. Rimoldi, ‘Gervais et Protais’, Dictionnaire d’Histoire et de Géographie Ecclésiastique XX: 1074. 5 38 peter kritzinger Previous History Our first aim is to demonstrate how power accumulated in Ambrose’s hands. The so-called ‘fight for the basilicas’ in Milan has been seen as crucial in that process, and has been the subject of an impressive amount of scholarly work. Unfortunately, this is not the place for a full examination of the question, and for the present purpose a brief overview will suffice.

Theodoret clearly feels able to take his audience’s most basic religious l’accomplit encore’: B. Flusin, Miracles et Historie dans l’œuvre de Cyrille de Scythopolis (Paris, 1983), 157. 12. 31 Gilbert Dagron, ‘L’ombre d’un doute’, 60. , 68. 20 peter turner commitments, which include the absolute truthfulness and authority of Scripture, for granted; lesser objections are not contested piecemeal but by exposing their incompatibility to the belief system in toto: to doubt the miracle would be to doubt the holy man; to doubt the holy man would be to doubt the Bible.

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