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Angels in Late Ancient Christianity
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Angels in Late Ancient Christianity

Ellen Muehlberger

Abstract

Ellen Muehlberger explores the diverse and inventive ideas Christians held about angels in late antiquity, focusing especially on the fourth and fifth centuries. At that time, Christians were experimenting with new modes of piety, adopting long-standing forms of public authority to Christian leadership and advancing novel ways of cultivating both body and mind to further the progress of individual Christians. She argues that in practicing these new modes of piety, Christians developed new ways of thinking about angels. The first half of the book is a detailed exploration of the two most popula ... More

Keywords: angels, Early Christianity, Late Antiquity, Asceticism, Scripture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199931934
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931934.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ellen Muehlberger, author
Department of Near Eastern Studies and History, University of Michigan

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