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Author Markus, R. A. (Robert Austin), 1924-2010.

Title The end of ancient Christianity / R.A. Markus.

Publication Info. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  270.2 M346E    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Preface -- Abbreviations -- Inttroduction: 'Secularity' -- PART I: THE CRISIS OF IDENTITY: 'A great multitude no man could number' ; Additional note on the holy man and his chrisma -- Conversion and uncertainty -- Augustine: a defence of Christian mediocrity -- 'Be ye perfect' -- PART II: KAIROI: CHRISTIAN TIMES AND THE PAST: The last times -- The martyrs and sacred time -- Secular festivals in Christian times? ; Additional note on the chronology of Augustine's statements on spectacles -- The Christianisation of time -- PART III: TOPOI: SPACE AND COMMUNITY: Holy places and holy people -- City or desert? Two models of community ; Additional note on the date of Cassian's Thirteenth Conference -- Desert and city: a blurring of frontiers -- The ascetic invasion -- Within sight of the end: retrospect and prospect.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-249) and index.
Subject Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Spirituality -- History of doctrines.
Theology -- Early works to 1800.
Theology -- History -- Early church, approximately 30-600.
ISBN 0521339499 paperback
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