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Pagans: the end of traditional religion and the rise of Christianity
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New York : Ecco an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015].
Physical Desc:
x, 273 pages ; 24 cm.
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Elk Grove
270.1 O26 2015
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270.1 O26 2015
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A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional" religion from the religious scholar and critically acclaimed author of Augustine.

Pagans explores the rise of Christianity from a surprising and unique viewpoint: that of the people who witnessed their ways of life destroyed by what seemed then a powerful religious cult. These "pagans" were actually pious Greeks, Romans, Syrians, and Gauls who observed the traditions of their ancestors. To these devout polytheists, Christians who worshipped only one deity were immoral atheists who believed that a splash of water on the deathbed could erase a lifetime of sin.

Religious scholar James J. O'Donnell takes us on a lively tour of the Ancient Roman world through the fourth century CE, when Romans of every nationality, social class, and religious preference found their world suddenly constrained by rulers who preferred a strange new god. Some joined this new cult, while others denied its power, erroneously believing it was little more than a passing fad.

In Pagans, O'Donnell brings to life various pagan rites and essential features of Roman religion and life, offers fresh portraits of iconic historical figures, including Constantine, Julian, and Augustine, and explores important themes—Rome versus the east, civilization versus barbarism, plurality versus unity, rich versus poor, and tradition versus innovation—in this startling account.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-259) and index.
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O'Donnell, J. J. (2015). Pagans: the end of traditional religion and the rise of Christianity. First edition. New York: Ecco an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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O'Donnell, James J., 1950-. 2015. Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity. New York: Ecco an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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O'Donnell, James J., 1950-, Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity. New York: Ecco an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.

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O'Donnell, James J. Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity. First edition. New York: Ecco an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015. Print.

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