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The Resource The ransom of the soul : afterlife and wealth in early western Christianity, Peter Brown

The ransom of the soul : afterlife and wealth in early western Christianity, Peter Brown

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The ransom of the soul : afterlife and wealth in early western Christianity
Title
The ransom of the soul
Title remainder
afterlife and wealth in early western Christianity
Statement of responsibility
Peter Brown
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Marking a departure in our understanding of Christian views of the afterlife from 250 to 650 CE, The Ransom of the Soul explores a revolutionary shift in thinking about the fate of the soul that occurred around the time of Rome's fall. In response to the growing influence of money, church doctrine concerning the afterlife evolved from speculation to firm reality, and personal wealth in the pursuit of redemption led to extraordinary feats of architecture and acts of generosity. But it also prompted stormy debates about money's proper use -- debates that resonated through the centuries and kept alive the fundamental question of how heaven and earth could be joined by human agency
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
270.2
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BT821.3
LC item number
.B76 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The ransom of the soul : afterlife and wealth in early western Christianity, Peter Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memory of the dead in early Christianity -- Visions, burial, and memory in the Africa of Saint Augustine -- Almsgiving, expiation, and the other world: Augustine and Pelagius, 410-430 AD -- Penance and the other world in Gaul -- The other world in this world: Gregory of Tours -- Epilogue: Columbanus, monasticism, and the other world
Control code
2104564
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 262 pages
Isbn
9780674967588
Lccn
2014037508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024810186
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn893709527
  • (OCoLC)893709527
Label
The ransom of the soul : afterlife and wealth in early western Christianity, Peter Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memory of the dead in early Christianity -- Visions, burial, and memory in the Africa of Saint Augustine -- Almsgiving, expiation, and the other world: Augustine and Pelagius, 410-430 AD -- Penance and the other world in Gaul -- The other world in this world: Gregory of Tours -- Epilogue: Columbanus, monasticism, and the other world
Control code
2104564
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 262 pages
Isbn
9780674967588
Lccn
2014037508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024810186
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn893709527
  • (OCoLC)893709527

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