Transformations of Religious Practices in Late Antiquity

Author(s): 
Rebillard, Éric
ISBN: 
9781409451587
Date published: 
June 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£90.00

The eighteen papers collected in this volume - fifteen of which are published in English for the first time - explore the transformations of religious practices between the third and the fifth centuries in the Western part of the Roman Empire. The first group of papers focuses on the sermons and letters of Augustine of Hippo. The second group collects papers that propose to shift attention from the construction of heresies to that of orthodoxy through the case-study of the controversy of Augustine against Pelagius and Julian of Eclanum and the last group present studies that look at the complex relation between burial and religion.