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The Churches of Syrian Antioch (300-638 CE)

Mayer, Wendy and Allen, Pauline (2012) The Churches of Syrian Antioch (300-638 CE). Volume 5 of Late antique history and religion . Peeters, Leuven. 372pp. ISBN 9789042926042

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Abstract

In The Churches of Syrian Antioch (300-638 CE) Wendy Mayer and Pauline Allen for the first time draw together all of the existing evidence concerning the Christian worship sites of this influential late-antique city, with significantly new results in a number of cases. In addition to providing a catalogue of the worship sites, in which each entry critiques and summarizes the available data, supplemented by photographs from the excavations, the authors analyze the data from a number of perspectives. These include the political, economic and natural forces that influenced the construction, alteration and reconstruction of churches and martyria, and the political, liturgical and social use and function of these buildings. Among the results is an emerging awareness of the extent of the lacunae and biases in the sources, and of the influence of these on interpretation of the city's churches in the past. What also rises to the fore is the significant role played by the schisms within the Christian community that dominated the city's landscape for much of these centuries.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Proofs
Keywords: Churches, Syrian Antioch, 300-638 CE
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 04:24
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2018 01:09
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2654

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