Authority and the Sacred: Aspects of the Christianisation of by Peter Brown

By Peter Brown

The Christianisation of the Roman international lies on the root of recent Europe, but on the time it used to be a tentative and piecemeal approach. Peter Brown's interesting examine examines the standards which proved decisive and the compromises which made the emergence of the Christian 'thought global' attainable: how the the previous gods of the Roman Empire might be reinterpreted as symbols to additional the message of the Church. Peter Brown additionally exhibits how Christian holy males have been much less consultant of a positive religion than negotiators of a operating compromise among the hot religion and conventional methods of facing the supernatural worlds.

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