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By Isabella Sandwell

Experiences of non secular interplay within the fourth century advert have usually assumed that the kinds of 'pagan', 'Christian' and 'Jew' might be straightforwardly utilized, and that we will be able to investigate the level of Christianization within the Graeco-Roman interval. by contrast, during this textual content, Dr Sandwell tackles the elemental query of attitudes to non secular id through exploring how the Christian preacher John Chrysostom and the Graeco-Roman orator Libanius wrote approximately and understood problems with non secular allegiance. by means of evaluating the methods of those males, who have been residing and dealing in Antioch at nearly an identical time, she strives to get contained in the means of spiritual interplay in a fashion now not in general attainable as a result of dominance of Christian resources. In so doing she develops methods to the research of Libanius' faith, the impression of John Chrysostom's preaching on his audiences and the significance of non secular id to fourth-century members.

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