Conversion in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages:

This quantity explores non secular conversion in overdue old and early medieval Europe at a time while the software of the idea that is vigorously debated. even though conversion used to be typically represented through historical and early medieval writers as singular and in my view momentous psychological occasions, individuals to this quantity locate sluggish and incomplete social approaches lurking at the back of their phrases.

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It is not at all clear, therefore, whether converts to Christianity were "defecting" THE POLITICS OF P ASSING from Hellenism in the second century, or rather participating in a cultural shift in which some individuals revised sources of Greek culture in order to embrace diversity and antiquity of traditions. e. "barbarian," sources of ancient wisdom as well as an appeal to transcendent, if not mystically revealed, knowledge. 29 If we must conceive of Hellenism more broadly, then we also need to reevaluate our assumptions concerning Christianity.

Note also Gregory's use of baptism as purifying fire in Gr. 36. Gr. Naz. Poem. 1, 162S. Lampe, The Seal 0/ the Spirit} pp. 261-96. " (Ep. 79). 83. Moreschini, Discours 38-4I} p. 17; only Gr. 4 "Against Julian" and 43 "In Praise of Basil" are slightly longer. 84. See his explicit recommendation of baptism as essential for those engaged in public office, Gr. 19. 85. For example, by the metropolitan at that time still resident in Heracleia, or by the metropolitan in J erusalem, so Gregory; Gilbert Dagron, N aissance d} une capitale: Constantinople et ses [nstitutions de 330 a 45 I (Paris, 19 8 4), pp.

411-15. Ir. , Conversion, Catechttmenate, and Baptism in the Early Chttrch (New York, 1993); Michel Dujarier, A History 0/ the Catechttmenate: The First Six Centttries, tr. Edward Haasl (New York, 1979), pp. 6412 7. 12. Gabriele Winkler's study, Das armenische Initiationsritttale: Entwicklttngsgeschichtliche ttnd litttrgievergleichende U ntersttchungen der Quellen des 3. bis IO. Jahrhunderts, Orientalia Christiana Analeeta 217 (Rome, 1982), is still fundamental, esp. pp. 100-175. 13. See the overview and eritieal remarks of Paul F.

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