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Religions of the Constantinian Empire
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Mark Edwards (Professor of Early Christian Studies, University of Oxford)
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Religions of the Constantinian Empire

Mark Edwards (Professor of Early Christian Studies, University of Oxford)


9780198785248

Oxford University Press


History;
General & world history;
Classical history & classical civilisation;
History of religion;
The Early Church


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384 pages

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Religions of the Constantinian Empire provides a synoptic review of Constantine's relation to all the cultic and theological traditions of the Empire during the period from his seizure of power in the west in 306 CE; to the end of his reign as autocrat of both east and west in 337 CE;. Divided into three parts, the first considers the efforts of Christians to construct their own philosophy, and their own patterns of the philosophic life, in opposition to Platonism. The second assembles evidence of survival, variation or decay in religious practices which were never compulsory under Roman law. The religious plurality of the second section includes those cults which are represented as demonic burlesques of the sacraments by Firmicus Maternus. The third reviews the changes, both within the church and in the public sphere, which were undeniably prompted by the accession of a Christian monarch.

By:   Mark Edwards (Professor of Early Christian Studies University of Oxford)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 158mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   584g
ISBN:   9780198785248
ISBN 10:   0198785240
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   February 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark Edwards is Professor of Early Christian Studies at University of Oxford. His publications include Catholicity and Heresy in the Early Church (Ashgate, 2009) and John Through the Centuries (Wiley-Blackwell, 2003).


Edwards marshals an impressive array of sources from this period Recommended. --CHOICE

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