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    Communities of the Blessed: Social Environment and Religious Change in Northern Italy, AD 200-400 (Oxford Early Christian Studies) (Hardback) By (author) Mark Humphries

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    DescriptionThis book provides a new appraisal of religious change in the Roman Empire, focusing on the rise of Christianity in Northern Italy. It challenges the conventional view that the church expanded by means of co-ordinated apostolic missions (a view which has its origins in medieval legends). By careful consideration of archaeological evidence, as well as traditional literary sources, Dr Humphries builds up a picture of Christian origins that is sensitive to the patchy and uneven nature of the phenomenon. In particular, he emphasizes how the competing interests of bishops, emperors, and laity were to have far-reaching implications for the political, institutional, cultural, and theological development of the church.


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    Title
    Communities of the Blessed
    Subtitle
    Social Environment and Religious Change in Northern Italy, AD 200-400
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Humphries
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 274
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 450 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198269830
    ISBN 10: 0198269838
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC1
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000, REL015000, HIS002020
    DC21: 274.501
    Illustrations note
    1 map, 4 plans
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    21 February 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    'This is a stimulating study, steering its way sensitively in waters almost as controversial now as in the third and fourth centuries. It deserves to be widely read and its methodology adopted into the armoury of scholarship in early Christianity' Church Times