Author:Jaclyn Maxwell


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Christianization and Communication in Late Antiquity: John Chrysostom and His Congregation in Antioch

By: Jaclyn Maxwell

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018618

ISBN: 0521860407

Condition: Brand New

How did ordinary people and church authorities communicate with each other in late antiquity and how did this interaction affect the processes of Christianization in the Roman Empire? By studying the relationship between the preacher and his congregation within the context of classical, urban traditions of public speaking, this book explains some of the reasons for the popularity of Christian sermons during the period. Its focus on John Chrysostom’s sermons allows us to see how an educated church leader responded to and was influenced by a congregation of ordinary Christians. As a preacher i... View more info