Mondadori Store

Trova Mondadori Store

Benvenuto
Accedi o registrati

lista preferiti

Per utilizzare la funzione prodotti desiderati devi accedere o registrarti

Vai al carrello
 prodotti nel carrello

Totale  articoli

0,00 € IVA Inclusa

A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional" religion from the religious scholar and critically acclaimed author of Augustine.

Pagans explores the rise of Christianity from a surprising and unique viewpoint: that of the people who witnessed their ways of life destroyed by what seemed then a powerful religious cult. These "pagans" were actually pious Greeks, Romans, Syrians, and Gauls who observed the traditions of their ancestors. To these devout polytheists, Christians who worshipped only one deity were immoral atheists who believed that a splash of water on the deathbed could erase a lifetime of sin.

Religious scholar James J. O'Donnell takes us on a lively tour of the Ancient Roman world through the fourth century CE, when Romans of every nationality, social class, and religious preference found their world suddenly constrained by rulers who preferred a strange new god. Some joined this new cult, while others denied its power, erroneously believing it was little more than a passing fad.

In Pagans, O'Donnell brings to life various pagan rites and essential features of Roman religion and life, offers fresh portraits of iconic historical figures, including Constantine, Julian, and Augustine, and explores important themesRome versus the east, civilization versus barbarism, plurality versus unity, rich versus poor, and tradition versus innovationin this startling account.

Dettagli

Generi Religioni e Spiritualità » Mitologia e religioni antiche , Storia e Biografie » Mitologia » Mitologia e Religioni antiche » Periodi storici » Storia antica » Storia d'Italia e delle Regioni italiane » Storia d'Italia

Editore Ecco

Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM

Pubblicato 17/03/2015

Lingua Inglese

EAN-13 9780062370716

0 recensioni dei lettori  media voto 0  su  5

Scrivi una recensione per "Pagans"

Pagans
 

Accedi o Registrati  per aggiungere una recensione

usa questo box per dare una valutazione all'articolo: leggi le linee guida
torna su Torna in cima