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Introduction

Alexis Torrance

in Repentance in Late Antiquity

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199665365
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745065 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665365.003.0001

Series: Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

Introduction

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The concept of repentance is fundamental to Christian belief. What, then, does it mean? How does it develop? The introduction argues that these kinds of questions have not received sufficient scholarly attention, something this book intends to begin to remedy through its analysis of repentance in several influential eastern ascetic fathers together with their wider context. Each chapter is introduced and summarized.

Keywords: repentance; penance; asceticism; early church; Eastern Christianity

Chapter.  2721 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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