Late Ancient Christianity: Now in Paperback!

by Virginia Burrus (Editor)

This item is part of A People's History of Christianity series: The Lived Religion of Christians in the First Two Thousand Years

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Release Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Format: Paperback, 336 pages  7 x 9.25 inches
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800697204
Item No: ED013690


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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.