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17) Though excluding any discussion of holy women as evangelists, Price, "The Holy Man and Christianization," identifies common themes and a "continuous tradition" of evangelization in diverse hagiographical texts; yet he too concludes that there is no "template to define the 'typical' missionary of antique or medieval times" (237).
This is a stimulating book, above all on the subject of what was involved in Christianization.
Though Shepard is describing a later period of Byzantine history, similar emphasis on imperial motives and initiative in Christianization has influenced studies of the fourth to the sixth century as well.
Modern scholars have often considered ancient cities and Christianity as two distinct and incompatible historical phenomena, but 11 studies--eight in English and three in French--from a January 2012 conference in Brussels explore the Christianization of the Roman Empire within the context of the transformations and eventual decline of the Greco-Roman city.
Chapter 3 examines the role of rural estates in the Christianization of the countryside in the West, persuasively challenging earlier scholarship that presumed that the bishops and local clergy were the primary force for spreading Christian practice.
Of the last two, humanity and Christianity, whose long history of association we have earlier suggested, the sixteenth-century Spaniard from Las Casas to Acosta could agree that the capacity of the Indian for Christianization, a process dependent upon the possession of a rational soul, became the definitive determinant of a native's actual humanity [71] But what we need to appreciate in this respect for Botero, and independently evinced in Spanish practice, is the association of these two with the apparent necessity of a rational civility, which would indicate that Christianity itself did not exhaust the civilizing process.
After a preface that outlines the state of the scholarship on the Christianization of marriage in the West, chapter 1, "The Battle of this Life," explores how the battle motif entrenched in late antique culture filtered into Christian literature.
Central to her analysis is the history of the spatial mode of organizing power, particularly the longstanding and increasing separation of the "democratic inland" from the "primitive coast," and the ways the fishers constituted themselves as subjects of rights in relation to historical processes of caste formation, Christianization, state making, and capitalist transformation.
Approaches to Christianization Among the Ewe People of Ghana.
A collective study by the leading French scholars in the field, it presents in twenty-three chapters, with superb illustrations, a synthetic account of the Christianization of Gaul from the second to the eighth centuries.
The festival pays homage to the Santo Nino (Holy Child Jesus) with the frenzied performances of the participating street tribes depicting the Christianization of native Aeta settlers.
They concern Pomak Christianization of 1912-13, the communist rebirth of 1972-74, Ramadon Runtov's life of political dissent against forced assimilation, the elaborate wedding rituals of Rivnovi, and the forgotten legacy of Pomak Ottoman governor Salih Aga of Pasmakli.