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Author Van Dam, Raymond.

Title Becoming Christian : the conversion of Roman Cappadocia / Raymond Van Dam
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 254 pages :) : map
Contents Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Dedication Page ; Table of Contents ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; Orthodoxy and Heresy ; Chapter 1: ""The Evil in Our Bosom"": Eunomius as a Cappadocian Father
Chapter 10: ""Trail of Sorrows"": The Autobiographies of Gregory of Nazianzus Epilogue: A Different Late Antiquity ; Abbreviations ; Notes ; Editions and Translations ; The Cappadocian Fathers ; Ancient Authors and Texts ; Bibliography ; Index
Chapter 2: ""Even Though Roman Laws Judge Differently"": Christianity and Local Traditions Chapter 3: Remembering the Future: Christian Narratives of Conversion ; Chapter 4: ""Everything in Ruins"": Ancient Legends and Foundation Myths ; Chapter 5: The Founder of the Cappadocians
Preachers and Audiences Chapter 6: Listening to the Audience: The Six Days of Creation ; Chapter 7: Small Details: The Cult of the Forty Martyrs ; The Life to Come ; Chapter 8: ""I Saw a Parrot"": Philostorgius at Constantinople ; Chapter 9: A Blank Sheet of Paper: The Apocryphal Basil
Summary "In an investigation of the transformation of Cappadocia during the fourth century, Becoming Christian: The Conversion of Roman Cappadocia examines the local impact of Christianity on traditional Greek and Roman society. The Cappadocians Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Eunomius of Cyzicus were influential participants in intense arguments over doctrinal orthodoxy and heresy. In his discussion of these prominent churchmen, Raymond Van Dam explores the new options that theological controversies now made available for enhancing personal prestige and acquiring wider reputations throughout the Greek East." "Through vivid accounts of Cappadocians as preachers, theologians, and historians, Becoming Christian highlights the social and cultural repercussions of the formation of new orthodoxies in theology, history, language, and personal identity." "Raymond Van Dam is Professor of History at the University of Michigan."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-246) and index
Subject Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379.
Gregory, of Nazianzus, Saint.
Gregory, of Nyssa, Saint, approximately 335-approximately 394.
Christianity and culture -- Turkey -- Cappadocia -- History.
Cappadocia (Turkey) -- Church history.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003047320
ISBN 0812207378 (electronic bk.)
9780812207378 (electronic bk.)