The World S Oldest Church

Author: Michael Peppard
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300213999
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This richly illustrated volume is a breakthrough work that enhances our understanding of early Christianity at the nexus of Bible, art, and ritual.

The Son Of God In The Roman World

Author: Michael Peppard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199877041
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By re-interpreting several ancient phenomena - particularly divine status, adoption, and baptism - he offers an imaginative refiguring of the Son of God in the Roman world.

Brother Making In Late Antiquity And Byzantium

Author: Claudia Rapp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195389336
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An exhaustive treatment of ritual brotherhood in Byzantium, this book challenges the 'Boswell Thesis' and argues that the ecclesiastical ritual to bless a relationship between two men bears no resemblance to marriage, but has its origins in ...

Early Christian Books In Egypt

Author: Roger S. Bagnall
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069114026X
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For the past hundred years, much has been written about the early editions of Christian texts discovered in the region that was once Roman Egypt.

Edge Of Empires

Author: Jennifer Chi
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691154688
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Published by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University on the occasion of the exhibition Edge of Empires, Sept. 23, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012.

Virgins Of God The Making Of Asceticism In Late Antiquity

Author: Susanna Elm
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780191591631
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Crucially, it also originated with men and women living together, varying the model of the family. The book then traces how, in the course of the fourth century, these early organizational forms underwent a transformation.

The Practical Christology Of Philoxenos Of Mabbug

Author: David Allen Michelson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198722966
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This text examines doctrinal conflicts concerning the dual nature of Christ in the period after the Council of Chalcedon by considering the life and works of Philoxenos of Mabbug (c.440-523), a Syriac theologian whose surviving corpus ...

Raised On Christian Milk

Author: John David Penniman
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300228007
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A fascinating new study of the symbolic power of food and its role in forming kinship bonds and religious identity in early Christianity Scholar of religion John Penniman considers the symbolic importance of food in the early Roman world in ...

The Rome Of Pope Paschal I

Author: Caroline Goodson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521768195
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A exploration of Paschal I's building campaign that illuminates the relationship between the material world and political power in medieval Rome.

The Art Of Empire

Author: Lee M. Jefferson
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1506402844
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The chapters in this collection each treat an aspect of the relationship between early Christian art and the rituals, practices, or imagery of the Empire, and offer a new and fresh perspective on the development of Christian art in its ...