The slaughter of animals for religious feasts, the tinkling of bells to ward off evil during holy rites, the custom of dancing in religious services - these and many other pagan practices persisted in the Christian church for hundreds of years after Constantine proclaimed Christianity the one official religion of Rome. In this book, Ramsay MacMullen investigates the transition from paganism to Christianity between the fourth and eighth centuries. He reassesses the triumph of Christianity, contending that it was neither tidy nor quick, and he shows that the two religious systems were both vital during an interactive period that lasted far longer than historians have previously believed. MacMullen explores the influences of paganism and Christianity upon each other. In a discussion of the different strengths of the two systems, he demonstrates that pagan beliefs were not eclipse or displaced by Christianity but persisted or were transformed. The victory of the Christian church, he explains, was one not of obliteration but of widening embrace and assimilation. This book also includes material on the Christian persecution of pagans over the centuries through methods that ranged from fines to crucifixion; the mixture of motives in conversion; the stubbornness of pagan resistance; the difficulty of satisfying the demands and expectations of new converts; and the degree of assimilation of Christianity to paganism.
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Descripción Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., 1997. Cloth. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. How did Christianity survive in the Roman world in the four to eight centuries after Christ? Ramsay MacMullen looks at the conduct of the Church during that period as it interacted with paganism and the increasing strain between the Roman and Byzantine churches. Included are endnotes, a bibliography, and an index. This new HARDCOVER copy is still in shrinkwrap. Nº de ref. de la librería 008317
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