Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook

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Psychology Press, 2000 - 328 pages
In this book A.D. Lee charts the rise to dominance of Christianity in the Roman empire. Using translated texts he explains the fortunes of both Pagans and Christians from the upheavals of the 3rd Century to the increasingly tumultuous times of the 5th and 6th centuries.
The book also examines important themes in Late Antiquity such as the growth of monasticism, the emerging power of bishops and the development of pilgrimage, and looks at the fate of other significant religious groups including the Jews, Zoroastrians and Manichaeans.
 

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11
Christians in the third century
36
Pagans and Christians during the Tetrarchy
64
Constantine
80
Pagans and Christians in the midfourth century
94
Pagans and Christians in the late fourth century
111
centuries
132
Jews
151
Zoroastrians
169
Ascetics
187
Bishops
213
Material resources
227
Church life
241
Women
261
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