Chapter 15. The Church, the Living, and the Dead

  1. Philip Rousseau
  1. Éric Rebillard Professor

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch15

A Companion to Late Antiquity

A Companion to Late Antiquity

How to Cite

Rebillard, É. (2009) The Church, the Living, and the Dead, in A Companion to Late Antiquity (ed P. Rousseau), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Early Christian Studies, The Catholic University of America, USA

Author Information

  1. Cornell University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119801

Online ISBN: 9781444306101

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Keywords:

  • Late Antiquity - relations between living and dead;
  • The Church, the Living, and the Dead - role of Church in relations between living and dead in Late Antiquity;
  • deathbed scenes of hagiography and deathbed rites;
  • Church and Christian places of burial;
  • commemoration of the dead

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Deathbed Rites

  • Funerals

  • The Church and Christian Places of Burial

  • The Commemoration of the Dead

  • Bibliographical Note