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Title: * Late Ancient Christianity: A People's History of Christianity
Author: Burrus, Virginia
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Publisher: Augsburg Fortress; Publication Date: 2005
Paperback; ISBN: 9780800697204
Volumes: 1; Pages: 256
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The particular excitement of this volume lies in its focus on the everyday realities of Christians' lives in the era of Christian ascendancy and Roman decline. Popular fiction, childrearing and toys, rituals of inclusion, the beginning of veneration of saints and shunning of heretics, the ascetic impulse, food practices--all these and more lend color and texture to the story of a "people's" Christianity in this formative stage.
Introduction: Shifting the Focus of History / Virginia Burrus and Rebecca Lyman
Asceticism, Class, and Gender / Elizabeth A. Clark
Fictional Narratives and Social Critique / Judith Perkins
Martyrdom as Exaltation / Robin Darling Young
Children's Play as Social Ritual / Cornelia B. Horn
Baptismal Rites and Architecture / Robin M. Jensen
Food, Ritual, and Power / Andrew McGowan
Saints, Identity, and the City / Dennis Trout
Personal Devotions and Private Chapels / Kimberly Bowes
Heresy, Households, and the isciplining of Diversity / Harry O. Maier
Jewish Christians, Judaizers, and Christian anti-Judaism / Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert
Beyond Magic and Superstition / David Frankfurter.