Pagans and Christians by Robin Lane Fox

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Published by Knopf in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Religion,
  • Roman,
  • Christianity and other religions,
  • Church history

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Book details

StatementRobin Lane Fox
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR128.R7 L36 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination799 p. :
Number of Pages799
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24964312M
ISBN 100394554957
OCLC/WorldCa32195404

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Pagans and Christians compares parallel religious traditions within the context of the cultures of Rome and Greece during the first several centuries of the common era. The book, which is written in a scholarly style, presumes a basic knowledge of both cultures. It does not describe an active competition between Christians and Pagans as much as Cited by: Pagans and Christians book.

Read 36 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Fox recreates the period from the 2nd to the 4th century, whe /5. Although Pagans & Christians accepts both paths as valid, the book provides a more in-depth explanation of Paganism ó the minority religion because in some ways, Paganism demands a greater defense and explanation of its beliefs and ideas to dispel misunderstandings/5(24).

Pagans and Christians in the City is an excellent book. Pagans and Christians book focuses on the broad sweep of Western Civilization, looking at the interplay between pagan religion and values and Christian religion and values/5.

Pagans and Christians in the City | Book Review Christianity was conceived in a Jewish womb but born into a pagan world.

For the first four centuries of its existence, Christianity struggled against the polytheism, violence, and sexual immorality of classical culture, eventually displacing paganism as the default faith of the West. Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola and George Barna (Barna Books, ) is sure to ruffle some feathers.

In the authors’ attempt to “explore the roots of our church practices,” they aim their guns at nearly every aspect of the institutional church. Books that critique the current worship practices of the Church come and go. But rarely does one come across a book that so vehemently opposes. The author recreates the world from the second to the fourth century A.D., when the gods of Olympus lost their dominion, and Christianity, with the conversion of Constantine, triumphed in 4/5(6).

Buy a cheap copy of Pagans and Christians book by Robin Lane Fox. The author recreates the world from the second to the fourth century A.D., when the gods of Olympus lost their dominion, and Christianity, with the conversion of Free shipping over $Cited by: CONTENTS List of Maps Preface Pagans & Christians Pagans & their cities Pagan cults Seeing the gods Language of the gods The spread of Christianity Living like angels Visions & prophecy Fox recreates the period from the 2nd to the 4th century, when the Olympians lost their dominion and Christianity, with Constantine's conversion, triumphed in.

Robin Lane Fox, Pagans and Christians: In the Mediterranean World from the Second Century AD to the Conversion of Constantine (London: Viking,ISBN ; Penguin Books Ltd new edition,ISBN ) Gordon Laing, The Church Fathers and the Oriental Cults, The Classical Journal ().

This book sheds new light on the religious and consequently social changes taking place in late antique Rome. The essays in this volume argue that the once-dominant notion of pagan-Christian religious conflict cannot fully explain the texts and artifacts, as well as the social, religious, and political realities of late antique Rome.

"Religion and the religious life from the second to the fourth century A.D. when the gods of Olympus lost their dominion and Christianity, with the conversion of Constantine, triumphed in the Mediterranean world"--Jacket subtitle.4/5(6). In Pagans & Christians you will find a remarkable Pagans and Christians book a book that is both lively and entertaining as well as scholarly and eloquent.

The author's analysis of Christianity and Paganism offers, for the first time, a true basis for interreligious discussion/5(4). From the second century AD to the conversion of the first Christian emperor, Constantine, Robin Lane Fox's Pagans and Christians in the Mediterranean World gives a fascinating new perspective on an extraordinary era.

The transition from pagan to Christian in the ancient Mediterranean world was a process whose effects we still live with today. Revisiting ‘pagans’ and ‘Christians’ in Late Antiquity has been a fertile site of scholarship in recent years: the paradigm shift in the interpretation of the relations between ‘pagans’ and ‘Christians’ replaced the old ‘conflict model’ with a subtler, complex approach and triggered the Author: Marianne Saghy, Edward M.

Schoolman. Buy a cheap copy of Pagans & Christians: The Personal book by Gus diZerega. Although Christianity is still a major religious force, there are growing numbers of people in other faiths, including the various Pagan traditions.

Some Christians Free shipping over $/5(5). Abstract In his book, The Rise of Christianity, In particular, he argues that the early church's doctrines concerning love, charity, and social service would have led Christians to enjoy higher survival rates than pagans, which would have left the social networks of the former relatively intact, while those of Author: Sean F.

Everton, Robert Schroeder. Anthony Kronman — Yale Law School “Pagans and Christians in the City by Steven D. Smith is a wonderfully wide-ranging and deeply thoughtful book. Its lucid style draws the reader into a world of ancient questions and contemporary debates whose often surprising connections Smith helps us to see in a new and suggestive light.

Pagans and Christians Robin Lane Fox From the second century AD to the conversion of the first Christian emperor, Constantine, Robin Lane Fox's "Pagans and Christians in the Mediterranean World" gives a fascinating new perspective on an extraordinary era.

Pagans and Christians in the City is clearly written, engaging, and convincing. Above all, it shows how today’s cultural wars are merely the second act of a conflict that played out in the third and fourth centuries. Each side was willing to compromise, but only in ways that the other side could not possibly accept without giving away the.

Synopsis In Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity, A.D. Lee documents the transformation of the religious landscape of the Roman world from one of enormous diversity of religious practices and creeds in the 3rd century to a situation where, by the 6th century, Christianity had.

Steve D. Smith Pagans & Christians in the City: Culture Wars from the Tiber to the Potomac Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, Available at Eerdmans and Koorong. This is Author: Michael F.

Bird. Sixteen centuries later, the pagans may be staging a counter-revolution. This, at least, is the thesis of Steven D. Smith’s newest book, Pagans and Christians in the City: Culture Wars from the Tiber to the Potomac.

Under a Secular Flag. Before saying more about this book, I should acknowledge myself to be a somewhat biased critic. Pagans and Christians compares parallel religious traditions within the context of the cultures of Rome and Greece during the first several centuries of the common era.

The book, which is written in a scholarly style, presumes a basic knowledge of both cultures. It does not describe an active competition between Christians and Pagans as much as /5(22). Pagans and Christians --Pagans and their cities --Pagan cults --Seeing the gods --Language of the gods --The spread of Christianity --Living like angels --Visions and prophecy --Persecution and martyrdom --Bishops and authority --Sinners and saints --Constantine and the church --From pagan to Christian.

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Pagans and Christians in the City: Culture Wars from the Tiber to the Potomac has many virtues, chief among them being D.

Smith lays out his argument well and marshals a wide variety of sources in thinking through Christianity’s relations. Book Description. In Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity, A.D.

Lee documents the transformation of the religious landscape of the Roman world from one of enormous diversity of religious practices and creeds in the 3 rd century to a situation where, by the 6 th century, Christianity had become the dominant religious force.

Using translated extracts from contemporary sources he examines the. How did Christianity compare and compete with the cults of the pagan gods in the Roman Empire. This scholarly work from award-winning historian, Robin Lane Fox, places Christians and pagans side by side in the context of civil life and contrasts their religious experiences, visions, cults and oracles.

Theodosius II issues an new edict (31st January) against the Pagans, incriminating their “idolatry” as the reason of a recent plague.

to The Christians demolish all the monuments, altars and temples of Athens, Olympia, and other Greek cities. Theodosius II orders all non-Christian books to be burned. All copies of Julian’s. Surely Christians distinguished themselves from pagans in their chosen mode of burial, such that we might be able to discern difference, if not actual conflict, from their archaeological remains.

Indeed, the very phenomenon of “Christian catacombs” presupposes difference – a distinct Christian community, united in doctrine and praxis. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers.

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And while there were plenty of henotheist pagans (that is, people who worshiped one god while not denying the validity of others), Christianity went far beyond henotheism’s hesitant claim upon. As Christianity ‘triumphed’ over the course of the fourth century, so too did Christians' growing intolerance for pagans, and also Jews and ‘heretical Christians’.

In the traditional narrative, Christians ended the fourth century by persecuting pagans and coercing their conversion. The political conflict was constant. The balance of power only shifted after Constantine, as Christians Cited by: 1. In addition, while Christians did nurse some pagans, being so outnumbered, obviously they could not have cared for most of them, while all, or nearly all, Christians would have been nursed.

Hence Christians as a group would have enjoyed a far superior survival rate, and, on these grounds alone, the percentage of Christians in the population. Starting with T. Eliot’s claim that the future of the West would be determined by a contest between Christianity and “modern paganism,” Smith argues in Pagans and Christians in the City that today’s culture wars can be seen as a contemporary reprise of the basic antagonism that pitted pagans against Christians in the late Roman.

PART TWO of FOUR: Pagan Converts and the Power of God. This is the second lecture I gave at the Smithsonian on Feb. 10,based on my book The Triumph of Christianity: How A Forbidden Religion Swept the World. The premise behind the lecture: as Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire, it converted almost entirely pagans (after the first couple of decades).

About the Author. Robin Lane Fox is Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford, and was until Reader in Ancient History in Oxford University. He is the author of Pagans and Christians (), The Unauthorised Version () and many books on classical history, including Alexander the Great (), The Classical World () and Travelling Heroes (), all of which have been widely translated/5(2).

"PAGAN CHRISTIANITY contains a wide variety of interesting and helpful historical information of which most Christians - or non-Christians - will be completely unaware. The book identifies - in part or in whole - the pagan roots of many of our current church practices, as well as indicates some borrowed from earlier Jewish or, occasionally /5().

This begins as a description of pagan cult, festival and oracle in the civic order of the Roman world. It is soon placed side by side with the story of the emerging Christian movement, and the growing pains of the latter take center stage increasingly as the book moves to its conclusion around the conversion of the Emperor Constantine in A.D.

Fox is a classicist and historian whose last.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.An outstanding recent exemplar is a huge book by the Oxford scholar Robin Lane Fox, Pagans and Christians.

1. On one level, this book is a kind of detective story: how did the Christians, a small, weak, persecuted band of Jewish sectarians, take over the Roman empire and thereby the Western and Mediterranean worlds?

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