Christianizing Egypt

Syncretism and Local Worlds in Late Antiquity

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Author: David Frankfurter

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140088800X

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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How does a culture become Christian, especially one that is heir to such ancient traditions and spectacular monuments as Egypt? This book offers a new model for envisioning the process of Christianization by looking at the construction of Christianity in the various social and creative worlds active in Egyptian culture during late antiquity. As David Frankfurter shows, members of these different social and creative worlds came to create different forms of Christianity according to their specific interests, their traditional idioms, and their sense of what the religion could offer. Reintroducing the term “syncretism” for the inevitable and continuous process by which a religion is acculturated, the book addresses the various formations of Egyptian Christianity that developed in the domestic sphere, the worlds of holy men and saints’ shrines, the work of craftsmen and artisans, the culture of monastic scribes, and the reimagination of the landscape itself, through processions, architecture, and the potent remains of the past. Drawing on sermons and magical texts, saints’ lives and figurines, letters and amulets, and comparisons with Christianization elsewhere in the Roman empire and beyond, Christianizing Egypt reconceives religious change—from the “conversion” of hearts and minds to the selective incorporation and application of strategies for protection, authority, and efficacy, and for imagining the environment.

The Transformation of Athens

Painted Pottery and the Creation of Classical Greece

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Author: Robin Osborne

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889936

Category: Art

Page: 304

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How remarkable changes in ancient Greek pottery reveal the transformation of classical Greek culture Why did soldiers stop fighting, athletes stop competing, and lovers stop having graphic sex in classical Greek art? The scenes depicted on Athenian pottery of the mid-fifth century BC are very different from those of the late sixth century. Did Greek potters have a different world to see—or did they come to see the world differently? In this lavishly illustrated and engagingly written book, Robin Osborne argues that these remarkable changes are the best evidence for the shifting nature of classical Greek culture. Osborne examines the thousands of surviving Athenian red-figure pots painted between 520 and 440 BC and describes the changing depictions of soldiers and athletes, drinking parties and religious occasions, sexual relations, and scenes of daily life. He shows that it was not changes in each activity that determined how the world was shown, but changes in values and aesthetics. By demonstrating that changes in artistic style involve choices about what aspects of the world we decide to represent as well as how to represent them, this book rewrites the history of Greek art. By showing that Greeks came to see the world differently over the span of less than a century, it reassesses the history of classical Greece and of Athenian democracy. And by questioning whether art reflects or produces social and political change, it provokes a fresh examination of the role of images in an ever-evolving world.

Antike und Christentum

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Author: Karen Piepenbrink

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783534236473

Category: Church history

Page: 118

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Appendix Tibulliana

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Author: Hermann Tränkle

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110887622

Category: History

Page: 387

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Greek Magical Amulets

The Inscribed Gold, Silver, Copper, and Bronze Lamellae Part I Published Texts of Known Provenance

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Author: Roy Kotansky

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663203123

Category: History

Page: 446

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Die Elite Athens auf der attischen Luxuskeramik

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Author: Wolfgang Filser

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110454114

Category: Art

Page: 801

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Das Buch erzählt die Geschichte der Elite Athens zwischen 600 und 400 v. Chr. anhand der Bilder auf der Luxuskeramik, aus der die Reichen bei ihren Festen tranken. Über 6000 ausgewertete Darstellungen liefern Erkenntnisse über das Leben der Elite als Pferdehalter, Athleten und Bankettgesellschaft. Der Bildanalyse ist ein kulturgeschichtlicher Teil vorangestellt ist, der die Elite über die Historie und sozioökonomische Aspekte definiert.

Dichtung und Religion

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Author: Walter Jens,Hans Küng

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christianity and literature

Page: 336

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Im Schatten des Schwertes

Mohammed und die Entstehung des arabischen Weltreichs

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Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783608943801

Category: History

Page: 532

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Transitus Mariae

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Author: Hans Förster

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110182270

Category: Religion

Page: 277

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The discussion about the beginnings of Transitus-Mariae literature is marked by two hypotheses. The first is marked by the history of dogma and sees this literature in the context of the development of dogmatic doctrine, while the second, alternative, approach sees the origins of this literature in the area of heterodoxy.

Helios Megistos

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Author: Wolfgang Fauth

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004101944

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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This volume analyzing several selected texts of late Greek literature (Orphic hymns, Greek Magical Papyri, Neoplatonic philosophers, Nonnos of Panopolis) adds significantly to our knowledge of ancient sun-worship, and provides a deeper insight into the complex image of the Greek sun-god in a post-classical syncretistic theology.

Syngeneia

Epigraphisch-historische Studien zu einem Phänomen der antiken griechischen Diplomatie

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Author: Stephan Lücke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cities and towns, Ancient

Page: 166

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