The End of Ancient Christianity

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Author  R. A. Markus
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   March 28, 1998
ISBN  0521625106
Pages  276

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This book is concerned with one central historical problem: the nature of the changes that transformed the intellectual and spiritual horizons of the Christian world from its establishment in the fourth century to the end of the sixth. The End of Ancient Christianity examines how Christians, who had formerly constituted a threatened and beleaguered minority, came to define their identity in a changed context of religious respectability in which their faith had become a source of privilege and power.

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