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By Carol Harrison,Caroline Humfress,Isabella Sandwell

What will we suggest once we discuss 'being Christian' in past due Antiquity? This quantity brings jointly 16 world-leading students of historical Judaism, Christianity and, Greco-Roman tradition and society to discover this question, in honour of the ground-breaking scholarship of Professor Gillian Clark. After an advent to the volume's dedicatee and topics by way of Averil Cameron, the papers in part I, `Being Christian via examining, Writing and Hearing', examine the
roles that literary style, writing, studying, listening to and the literature of the prior performed within the formation of what it intended to be Christian. The essays in part II circulate directly to discover how past due vintage Christians sought to create, preserve and signify Christian groups: groups that were
both 'textually created' and 'enacted in dwelling realities'. ultimately in part III, 'The Particularities of Being Christian', the contributions study what it used to be to be Christian from a few other ways of representing oneself, each one of which increases questions on yes varieties of 'particularities', for instance, gender, situation, schooling and culture.

Bringing jointly fundamental resource fabric from the early Imperial interval as much as the 7th century advert and overlaying either the japanese and Western Empires, the papers during this quantity exhibit that what it intended to be Christian can't easily be taken without any consideration. 'Being Christian' used to be a part of a continuous strategy of development and negotiation, as members and Christian groups alike sought to narrate themselves to latest traditions, social buildings and identities, whilst as
questioning and critiquing the past(s) of their present.

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