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Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark

Carol Harrison, Caroline Humfress, and Isabella Sandwell


What do we mean when we talk about ‘being Christian’ in Late Antiquity? This volume brings together 16 world-leading scholars of ancient Judaism, Christianity, and Greco-Roman culture and society to explore this question, in honour of the groundbreaking scholarship of Gillian Clark. After an introduction to the volume’s dedicatee and themes by Averil Cameron, Section I, ‘Being Christian through Reading, Writing, and Hearing’, analyses 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. Section II mov ... More

Keywords: Ancient Judaism, Greco-Roman, early Christian culture, gender, Gillian Clark

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199656035
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656035.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol Harrison, editor
Professor of the History and Theology of the Latin West, University of Durham

Caroline Humfress, editor
Reader in History, Birkbeck College, University of London

Isabella Sandwell, editor
Senior Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Bristol

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Part I Being Christian through Reading, Writing, and Hearing

Part II Being Christian in Community

Part III The Particularities of Being Christian

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