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Auteur(s) : Frankfurter, David (1961-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Christianizing Egypt [Texte imprimé] : syncretism and local worlds in late antiquity / David Frankfurter

Publication : Princeton (N.J.) : Princeton university press, copyright 2018

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XIX-314 p.-[8] p. de pl.) : ill. en coul. ; 25 cm

Collection : Martin classical lectures

Lien à la collection : Martin classical lectures 


Note(s) : Bibliogr. p. 263-308. Index
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


Sujet(s) : Christianisme -- Égypte -- Antiquité  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Christianisme -- Relations -- Religion égyptienne  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Religion égyptienne -- Relations -- Christianisme  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Syncrétisme -- Égypte -- Antiquité  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Histoire religieuse -- Égypte -- 332 av. J.-C.-640  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9780691176970. - ISBN 0691176973

Notice n° :  FRBNF45464272 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



Table des matières : 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.

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