Church and Society in Late Antique Italy and Beyond

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The papers presented here explore in various ways the interactions between clerics and the society in which Christian churches put down roots in Late Antiquity. Some of these complex processes, involved in the christianization of the Late Roman world, form the theme of the first three sections. Amongst other aspects, the essays in these sections examine the Three Chapters controversy and the participation of lay and clerical protagonists in it, the social standing of Italian bishops (including their use of lay personnel ...

Church and Society in Late Antique Italy and Beyond 2010, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781409400226

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