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Raymond Van Dam - Becoming Christian: The Conversion of Roman Cappadocia - 9780812237382 - V9780812237382
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Becoming Christian: The Conversion of Roman Cappadocia

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In a richly textured investigation of the transformation of Cappadocia during the fourth century, Becoming Christian: The Conversion of Roman Cappadocia examines the local impact of Christianity on traditional Greek and Roman society. The Cappadocians Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Eunomius of Cyzicus were influential participants in intense arguments over doctrinal orthodoxy and heresy. In his discussion of these prominent churchmen Raymond Van Dam explores the new options that theological controversies now made available for enhancing personal prestige and acquiring wider reputations throughout the Greek East.
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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2003
Publisher
University of Pennsylvania Press United States
Number of pages
266
Condition
New
Number of Pages
264
Place of Publication
Pennsylvania, United States
ISBN
9780812237382
SKU
V9780812237382
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Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
99-1

About Raymond Van Dam
Raymond Van Dam is Professor of History at the University of Michigan and author of the companion volumes Kingdom of Snow: Roman Rule and Greek Culture in Cappadocia and Families and Friends in Late Roman Cappadocia, both also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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