Brother-Making in Late Antiquity and Byzantium: Monks, Laymen, and Christian Ritual

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Brother-Making in Late Antiquity and Byzantium: Monks, Laymen, and Christian Ritual - Rapp, Claudia
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"Among medieval Christian societies, Byzantium is unique in preserving the text of a church ritual for 'brother-making' (adelphopoiesis), in which two adult men are pronounced by the prayers of a priest to be 'brothers.' They are expected to remain on friendly terms, and have access to one another's households as quasi-family members. Both the ritual and its application are well attested from the late eighth century to the 15th century and beyond. This phenomenon was at the center of John Boswell's highly controversial and ...

Brother-Making in Late Antiquity and Byzantium: Monks, Laymen, and Christian Ritual 2016, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195389333

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