Authority and the Sacred: Aspects of the Christianisation of by Peter Brown

By Peter Brown

The Christianisation of the Roman international lies on the root of contemporary Europe, but on the time it used to be a tentative and piecemeal procedure. Peter Brown's interesting learn examines the standards which proved decisive and the compromises which made the emergence of the Christian 'thought international' attainable: how the the previous gods of the Roman Empire can be reinterpreted as symbols to extra the message of the Church. Peter Brown additionally indicates how Christian holy males have been much less consultant of a positive religion than negotiators of a operating compromise among the hot religion and conventional methods of facing the supernatural worlds.

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