By Dr Maijastina Kahlos
This ebook explores the development of Christian identification in fourth and 5th centuries via inventing, fabricating and sprucing binary oppositions. Such oppositions, for instance Christians - pagans; fact - falsehood; the only actual god - the multitude of demons; the best faith - superstition, served to create and make stronger the Christian self-identity. the writer examines how the Christian argumentation opposed to pagans used to be intertwined with self-perception and self-affirmation.
Discussing the relatives and interplay among pagan and Christian cultures, this publication goals at widening ancient realizing of the cultural conflicts and the otherness in international background, therefore contributing to the continuing dialogue in regards to the old and conceptual foundation of cultural tolerance and intolerance. This e-book deals a worthy contribution to modern scholarly debate approximately past due vintage non secular historical past and the connection among Christianity and different religions.
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Debate and Dialogue: Christian and Pagan Cultures c. 360-430 (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies) by Dr Maijastina Kahlos