"Let Us Die That We May Live"

"Let Us Die That We May Live" : Greek Homilies on Christian Martyrs from Asia Minor, Palestine and Syria C.350-c.450 AD

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This book presents fresh, lively translations of fourteen such homilies, the majority for the first time in English. The homilies were delivered in some of the main cities of the Greek East of the later Roman Empire, by well-known figures such as Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa and John Chrysostom, as well as the equally gifted preachers Asterius of Amasea and Hesychius of Jerusalem. 'Let us die that we may live' offers an approachable, surprising, and not always reverent insight into the life of the Early Church. It reveals the full importance of the martyr homily in terms of style, treatment of its subject, and social and liturgical issues, in a way that will be useful across disciplines such as theology, classical studies, and religion.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 16mm | 358.34g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0415240425
  • 9780415240420
  • 1,122,306

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About Pauline Allen

Johann Leemans is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Wendy Mayer is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Early Christian Studies, Australian Catholic University. Pauline Allen is Director of the Centre for Early Christian Studies and General Secretary of the International Association for Patristic Studies. Boudewijn Dehandschutter is Professor of Patrology and Ancient Church History at the Faculty of Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

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