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The Resource Between Pagan and Christian, Christopher P. Jones

Between Pagan and Christian, Christopher P. Jones

Label
Between Pagan and Christian
Title
Between Pagan and Christian
Statement of responsibility
Christopher P. Jones
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the early Christians, "pagan" referred to a multitude of unbelievers: Greek and Roman devotees of the Olympian gods, and "barbarians" such as Arabs and Germans with their own array of deities. But while these groups were clearly outsiders or idolaters, who and what was pagan depended on the outlook of the observer, as Christopher Jones shows in this fresh and penetrating analysis. Treating paganism as a historical construct rather than a fixed entity, Between Pagan and Christian uncovers the ideas, rituals, and beliefs that Christians and pagans shared in Late Antiquity. While the emperor Constantine's conversion in 312 was a momentous event in the history of Christianity, the new religion had been gradually forming in the Roman Empire for centuries, as it moved away from its Jewish origins and adapted to the dominant pagan culture. Early Christians drew on pagan practices and claimed important pagans as their harbingers--asserting that Plato, Virgil, and others had glimpsed Christian truths. At the same time, Greeks and Romans had encountered in Judaism observances and beliefs shared by Christians such as the Sabbath and the idea of a single, creator God. Polytheism was the most obvious feature separating paganism and Christianity, but pagans could be monotheists, and Christians could be accused of polytheism and branded as pagans. In the diverse religious communities of the Roman Empire, as Jones makes clear, concepts of divinity, conversion, sacrifice, and prayer were much more fluid than traditional accounts of early Christianity have led us to believe
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Jones, Christopher P
Dewey number
270.1
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
BR162.3
LC item number
.J66 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Church history
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Paganism
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Christianity
  • Church history
  • Interfaith relations
  • Paganism
  • Frühchristentum
  • Heidentum
  • Spätantike
  • Église
  • Paganisme
  • Hedendom
  • Fornkyrkan
  • Kyrkohistoria
  • Kristendom och andra religioner
Label
Between Pagan and Christian, Christopher P. Jones
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Perception of Paganism -- 2. Constantine -- 3. After Constantine: Indifference and Intolerance -- 4. God and Other Divinities -- 5. Idolatry -- 6. Sacrifice, Blood, and Prayer -- 7. Debate -- 8. Conversion -- 9. The West -- 10. The East
Control code
871257902
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674369511
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9780674725201
  • 10.4159/9780674369511
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22573/ctt65v63c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871257902
Label
Between Pagan and Christian, Christopher P. Jones
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Perception of Paganism -- 2. Constantine -- 3. After Constantine: Indifference and Intolerance -- 4. God and Other Divinities -- 5. Idolatry -- 6. Sacrifice, Blood, and Prayer -- 7. Debate -- 8. Conversion -- 9. The West -- 10. The East
Control code
871257902
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674369511
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9780674725201
  • 10.4159/9780674369511
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt65v63c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871257902

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