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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter 2021

Faith and the city in the 4th century CE

From the book Urban Religion in Late Antiquity

  • Teresa Morgan

Abstract

How do concepts and practices of Christian faith change when it becomes possible for Christians to live openly and interact materially with the cities of the later Roman empire? How do Christian understandings of pistis/fides change the social or spatial order of late antique cities? This paper will investigate how physical space and movement in late antique cities are described as fostering or shaping faith, and explore the competition between Christian and non-Christian practices of pistis/fides in some urban contexts.

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