Chapter 33. Christianization, Secularization, and the Transformation of Public Life

  1. Philip Rousseau
  1. Richard Lim Professor joint editor

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch33

A Companion to Late Antiquity

A Companion to Late Antiquity

How to Cite

Lim, R. (2009) Christianization, Secularization, and the Transformation of Public Life, in A Companion to Late Antiquity (ed P. Rousseau), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch33

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Smith College, 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:

  • Christianization - pivotal concept for understanding transformations of Roman world in Late Antiquity;
  • de-paganization and challenge of Roman games;
  • excursus - desacralization and secularization;
  • inventing secular in late antiquity;
  • Christianization and secularization as cultural claims;
  • Christianization, secularization and public life;
  • Christianizing transformation of Roman society - quite real and far-reaching

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • De-paganization and the Challenge of Roman Games

  • Excursus: Desacralization and Secularization

  • Inventing the Secular in Late Antiquity

  • Christianization and Secularization as Cultural Claims

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliographical Note