Alexis Torrance

in Repentance in Late Antiquity

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199665365
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745065 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs


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The epilogue offers several avenues of further research which this study opens up: 1) placing repentance at the heart of discussions of the formation of Christian identity; 2) recognizing the extent of the impact of monastic ideals on broader social life and the life of the empire; 3) the link between repentance and mysticism in Eastern Christianity.

Keywords: research implications; repentance; identity; identity-formation; monasticism and society; monasticism and empire; mysticism

Chapter.  1847 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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