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Paganism and Christianization

Jaclyn Maxwell

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780195336931
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195336931.013.0026

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Paganism and Christianization

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This article discusses the history of religion in Late Antiquity. It provides an overview of the problem of religious conflict and coercion, but also focuses on the transformation of religious identity and religious practices in connection with the experience of the general population, rather than remaining focused on the views and actions of emperors, bishops, and philosophers.

Keywords: religion; religious conflict; coercion; Late Antiquity; religion identity; religious practices

Article.  12338 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Religion in the Ancient World ; Ancient Roman History

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