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Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity, 350-450

Maijastina Kahlos

Abstract

Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity reconsiders the religious history of the late Roman Empire, focusing on the shifting position of dissenting religious groups. The groups under consideration are non-Christians (‘pagans’) and deviant Christians (‘heretics’). The period from the mid-fourth century until the mid-fifth century CE witnessed a significant transformation of late Roman society and a gradual shift from the world of polytheistic religions into the Christian Empire. This book demonstrates that the narrative is much more nuanced than the simple Christian triumph over the classical world ... More

Keywords: religious dissent, dissidents, pagans, heretics, paganism, heresy, Late Antiquity, late Roman Empire, Christianization, early Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190067250
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190067250.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maijastina Kahlos, author
University researcher and Docent of Latin language and Roman literature, University of Helsinki