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Author Bailey, Lisa Kaaren, 1974-

Title Christianity's quiet success : the Eusebius Gallicanus sermon collection and the power of the church in late antique Gaul / Lisa Kaaren Bailey
Published Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 278 pages)
Contents Preaching in late antique Gaul -- The Eusebius Gallicanus sermon collection -- Building community -- Explaining the faith -- Dealing with sin -- Sermons to monks
Summary ""Christianity's Quiet Success makes an original contribution to the field that significantly improves our understanding of the complexity of Christian belief and practice in late antique Gaul. The book brings a little-known collection of texts to the forefront and offers a series of important insights into their composition and function. which dispel previous scholarly confusion about them."--George Demacopoulos, Fordham University" ""This is a model study. With a deft survey of the evidence and an eye for telling detail. Lisa Bailey has substantially added to our understanding of preaching. modes of persuasion, and everyday religious practice in late antique Gaul. Sins and sinners, problems of faith. the troubling facts of injustice, the shared work of salvation--all are illuminated in this penetrating analysis."--William E. Klingshirn, The Catholic University of America" ""A thorough study of the Eusebius Gallicanus collection was long due, in particulara study that is not focused only on the question of authorship. Lisa Bailey convincingly shows that the collection was made for the average Gallic preacher and that it can therefore provide a picture of late antique Christianity that significantly differs from the one we get through the sermons of figures like Augustine or Caesarius of Arles."--Eric Rebillard. Cornell University"--Jacket
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Eusebius Gallicanus collectio homiliarum
Pastoral care -- Gaul -- History
Preaching -- Gaul -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600
Sermons, Early Christian -- Gaul -- History and criticism
HISTORY / Medieval
Pastoral care.
Preaching -- Early church.
Sermons, Early Christian.
Gaul -- Church history
Europe -- Gaul.
Genre/Form Church history.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0268075832
9780268075835