Debate and Dialogue: Christian and Pagan Cultures C. 360-430

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Ashgate Pub., Jan 1, 2007 - Religion - 213 pages
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This book explores the construction of Christian identity in fourth and fifth centuries through inventing, fabricating and sharpening binary oppositions. Such oppositions, for example Christians - pagans; truth - falsehood; the one true god - the multitude of demons; the right religion - superstition, served to create and reinforce the Christian self-identity. The author examines how the Christian argumentation against pagans was intertwined with self-perception and self-affirmation

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Maijastina Kahlos is Adjunct Professor and Academy Research Fellow in the Department of Classical Philology at the University of Helsinki (Finland).

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