Late Ancient Christianity (Google eBook)

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Virginia Burrus
Fortress Press, Mar 1, 2010 - 336 pages
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The particular excitement of this volume lies in its focus on the everyday realities of Christians' lives in the era of Christian ascendancy and Roman decline. Popular fiction, childrearing and toys, rituals of inclusion, the beginning of veneration of saints and shunning of heretics, the ascetic impulse, food practices—all these and more lend color and texture to the story of a "people's" Christianity in this formative stage.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part 1
25
Chapter 1
27
Chapter 2
46
Chapter 3
70
Part 2
93
Chapter 4
95
Chapter 5
117
Chapter 7
165
Chapter 8
188
Part 3
211
Chapter 9
213
Chapter 10
234
Chapter 11
255
Abbreviations
285
Back Matter
289

Chapter 6
145

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About the author (2010)

 Virginia Burrus is Bishop W. Earl Ledden Professor of Religion at Syracuse University. She was previously professor of Early Church History at Drew University. She is author of numerous articles and four books: The Sex Lives of Saints: An Erotics of Ancient Hagiography (Pennsylvania, 2004), "Begotten, Not Made": Conceiving Manhood in Late Antiquity (Stanford, 2000), The Making of a Heretic: Gender, Authority, and the Priscillianist Controversy, (California, 1995), and Chastity as Autonomy: Women in Stories of Apocryphal Acts (Mellen, 1987).

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