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    "Let Us Die That We May Live": Greek Homilies on Christian Martyrs from Asia Minor, Palestine and Syria C.350-c.450 AD (Paperback) By (author) Pauline Allen, By (author) Boudewijn Dehandschutter, By (author) Johan Leemans, By (author) Wendy Mayer

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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    "Let Us Die That We May Live"
    Subtitle
    Greek Homilies on Christian Martyrs from Asia Minor, Palestine and Syria C.350-c.450 AD
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pauline Allen, By (author) Boudewijn Dehandschutter, By (author) Johan Leemans, By (author) Wendy Mayer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415240420
    ISBN 10: 0415240425
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D, 3F
    BIC subject category V2: HRCM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC1
    BISAC V2.8: REL055000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25450
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    Ingram Subject Code: RO
    Libri: I-RO
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: REL058010, HIS002000, REL067080
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 3F
    DC22: 252/.9
    LC classification: BR1604.23 .L48 2003
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    LC classification: BR1604.23.
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    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG, QRAX
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    04 August 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Table of contents
    Introduction Martyrium and Relics: the Centre of the Martyr Cult The Yearly Paneguris Martyr Homilies Approaching the Homilies: Possibilities and Limits Notes TEXTS I.Basil of Caesarea General Introduction A Homily on Martyr Gordius A Homily on the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste Notes II Gregory of Nyssa General Introduction A Homily on Theodore the Recruit First Homily on the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste Notes III John Chrysostom General Introduction A Homily on the Holy Martyrs A Homily on Julian the Martyr A HOmily on the Martyr Babylas A Homily on Pelagia, Virgin and Martyr Notes IV Asterius of Amasea General Introduction A Homily on Phocas Ecphrasis on the Holy MArtyr Euphemia A Homily on Stephen the First Martyr Notes V. Hesychius of Jerusalem General Introduction A Homily in Praise of Stephen the First Martyr A Homily in Praise of Saint Procopius Noties Bibliography Index