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The Resource Christianizing Egypt : syncretism and local worlds in late antiquity, David Frankfurter

Christianizing Egypt : syncretism and local worlds in late antiquity, David Frankfurter

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Christianizing Egypt : syncretism and local worlds in late antiquity
Title
Christianizing Egypt
Title remainder
syncretism and local worlds in late antiquity
Statement of responsibility
David Frankfurter
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
How does a culture become Christian, especially one that is heir to such ancient traditions and spectacular monuments as Egypt? This book offers a new model for envisioning the process of Christianization by looking at the construction of Christianity in the various social and creative worlds active in Egyptian culture during late antiquity. As David Frankfurter shows, members of these different worlds came to create different forms of Christianity according to their specific interests, their traditional idioms, and their sense of what the religion could offer. Reintroducing the term "syncretism" for the inevitable and continuous process by which a religion is acculturated, the book addresses the various formations of Egyptian Christianity that developed in the domestic sphere, the creative worlds of holy men and saints' shrines, the work of craftsmen and artisans, the culture of monastic scribes, and the reimagination of the landscape itself, through processions, architecture, and the potent remains of the past. Drawing on sermons and magical texts, saints' lives and figurines, letters and amulets, and comparisons to Christianization elsewhere in the Roman empire and beyond, Christianizing Egypt reconceives religious change--from the "conversion" of hearts and minds to the selective incorporation and application of strategies for protection, authority, and efficacy, and for imagining the environment
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DLC
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1961-
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Frankfurter, David
Dewey number
200.932/09015
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2455
LC item number
.F725 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Martin classical lectures
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  • Egypt
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Syncretism (Religion)
  • Christianity
  • Egyptians
  • Interfaith relations
  • Religion
  • Syncretism (Religion)
  • Egypt
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Christianizing Egypt : syncretism and local worlds in late antiquity, David Frankfurter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Remodeling the Christianization of Egypt -- Domestic devotion and religious change : traditions of the domestic sphere -- Controller of demons, dispenser of blessings : traditions of the holy man as craftsman of local Christianity -- A site of blessings, dreams, and wonders : traditions of the saint's shrine -- The magic of craft : traditions of the workshop and the construction of efficacy -- Scribality and syncretism : traditions of writing and the book -- Whispering spirits, holy processions : traditions of the Egyptian landscape -- Afterword
Control code
983824847
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 314 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691176970
Lccn
2017018421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)983824847
Label
Christianizing Egypt : syncretism and local worlds in late antiquity, David Frankfurter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Remodeling the Christianization of Egypt -- Domestic devotion and religious change : traditions of the domestic sphere -- Controller of demons, dispenser of blessings : traditions of the holy man as craftsman of local Christianity -- A site of blessings, dreams, and wonders : traditions of the saint's shrine -- The magic of craft : traditions of the workshop and the construction of efficacy -- Scribality and syncretism : traditions of writing and the book -- Whispering spirits, holy processions : traditions of the Egyptian landscape -- Afterword
Control code
983824847
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 314 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691176970
Lccn
2017018421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)983824847

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