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Christianity and the Secular

Christianity and the Secular

by Robert A. Markus


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The history of Christianity has been marked by tension between ideas of sacred and secular, their shifting balance, and their conflict. In Christianity and the Secular, Robert A. Markus examines the place of the secular in Christianity, locating the origins of the concept in the New Testament and early Christianity and describing its emergence as a problem for Christianity following the recognition of Christianity as an established religion, then the officially enforced religion, of the Roman Empire.

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ISBN-13: 9780268034917
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Series: Blessed Pope John XXIII Lecture Series in Theology and Culture
Edition description: 1
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Robert Markus, who died on December 8th, 2010, was Professor of Medieval History at Nottingham between 1974 and 1982, and subsequently professor emeritus. Robert was an extremely influential scholar who helped to create the concept of Late Antiquity. He was especially known for this work on Augustine of Hippo and Gregory the Great. From his many works, two books will be known to all students of the period: The End of Ancient Christianity (1990) and Gregory the Great and his World (1997).

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