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Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark (Carol Harrison Caroline Humfress, Isabella Sandwell (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2014) 9780199656035
Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark (Carol Harrison Caroline Humfress, Isabella Sandwell (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2014) 9780199656035
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Title: Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark

Author: Harrison, Carol Caroline Humfress, Isabella Sandwell (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2014

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199656035

Volumes: 1; Pages: 336

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What do we mean when we talk about "being Christian" in Late Antiquity? This volume brings together sixteen world-leading scholars of ancient Judaism, Christianity, and Greco-Roman culture and society to explore this question, in honor of the ground-breaking scholarship of Professor Gillian Clark. After an introduction to the volume's dedicatee and themes by Averil Cameron, the papers in Section I, "Being Christian through Reading, Writing, and Hearing," analyze the roles that literary genre, writing, reading, hearing, and the literature of the past played in the formation of what it meant to be Christian. The essays in Section II move on to explore how late antique Christians sought to create, maintain, and represent Christian communities: communities that were both "textually created" and "enacted in living realities." Finally in Section III, "The Particularities of Being Christian," the contributions examine what it was to be Christian from a number of different ways of representing oneself, each of which raises questions about certain kinds of "particularities," for example, gender, location, education, and culture.Bringing together primary source material from the early Imperial period up to the seventh century AD and covering both the Eastern and Western Empires, the papers in this volume demonstrate that what it meant to be Christian cannot simply be taken for granted. "Being Christian" was part of a continual process of construction and negotiation, as individuals and Christian communities alike sought to relate themselves to existing traditions, social structures, and identities, at the same time as questioning and critiquing the past(s) in their present.Table of ContentsIntroduction: The Discourses of Gillian Clark., Averil CameronI: Being Christian through Reading, Writing and Hearing1. Why Don't Jews Write Biography? Simon Goldhill2. The Maccabaean Mother between Pagans, Jews and Christians., Tessa Rajak3. On the Status of BBooks in Early Christianity., Guy Stroumsa4. An Inextinguishable Memory: Pagan Past and Presence in Early Christian Writing., Joseph Lossl5. Playing Ball: Augustine and Plutarch on Capturing Wisdom., Carol HarrisonII: Being Christian in Community6. Fiunt, non nascuntur christiani: Conversion, Community and Christian Identity in Late Antiquity? Andrew Louth7. Julian and the Christian Professors, Neil McLynn8. The City of Augustine: On the Interpretation of Civitas, Catherine Conybeare9. Christianity and Authority in Late Antiquity: The Transformation of the Concept ofNBAuctoritas, Karla Pollmann10. Church Councils and Local Authority: The Development of Gallic Libri Canonum during Late Antiquity, Ralph MathisenIII: The Particularities of Being Christian.11. The Empresses' tale, AD 300-360, Jill Harries12. 'Being Female':Verse commemoration at the Coemeterium S. Agnetis (Via Nomentana), Dennis Trout13. Self Portrait as a Landscape: Ausonius and his Herediolum, Oliver Nicholson14. Fashions for Varro in Late Antiquity and Christian Ways with Books, Mark Vessey15. The Image of a Christian Monk in Northern Syria: Symeon Stylites the Younger, Fergus Millar
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