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Bibil Identifier bibil:219374
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Sacred Violence
Title (English, ) African Christians and Sectarian Hatred in the Age of Augustine
Author Shaw, Brent D.
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 76553
Place 23"00/07"
Publishing house Cambridge University Press
Place Cambridge et al.
ISBN 978-0-521-12725-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
910 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract One route to understanding the nature of specifically religious violence is the study of past conflicts. Distinguished ancient historian Brent D. Shaw provides a new analysis of the intense sectarian battles between the Catholic and Donatist churches of North Africa in late antiquity, in which Augustine played a central role as Bishop of Hippo. The development and deployment of images of hatred, including that of the heretic, the pagan, and the Jew, and the modes by which these were most effectively employed, including the oral world of the sermon, were critical to promoting acts of violence. Shaw explores how the emerging ecclesiastical structures of the Christian church, on one side, and those of the Roman imperial state, on the other, interacted to repress or excite violent action. Finally, the meaning and construction of the acts themselves, including the Western idea of suicide, are shown to emerge from the conflict itself.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Africa
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Augustine
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Heresy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods : Fourth Century
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