By Isabella Sandwell
Reviews of non secular interplay within the fourth century advert have frequently assumed that the types of 'pagan', 'Christian' and 'Jew' will be straightforwardly utilized, and that we will determine the level of Christianization within the Graeco-Roman interval. against this, during this textual content, Dr Sandwell tackles the elemental query of attitudes to non secular id via exploring how the Christian preacher John Chrysostom and the Graeco-Roman orator Libanius wrote approximately and understood problems with non secular allegiance. by way of evaluating the methods of those males, who have been residing and dealing in Antioch at nearly a similar time, she strives to get contained in the strategy of non secular interplay in a manner now not mostly attainable end result of the dominance of Christian assets. In so doing she develops ways to the research of Libanius' faith, the impression of John Chrysostom's preaching on his audiences and the significance of spiritual id to fourth-century participants.
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