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City of Demons: Violence, Ritual, and Christian Power in Late Antiquity

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Although it would appear in studies of late antique ecclesiastical authority and power that scholars have covered everything, an important aspect of the urban bishop has long been neglected: his role as demonologist and exorcist. When the emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the realm, bishops and priests everywhere struggled  to “Christianize” ...more
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published October 13th 2015 by University of California Press (first published October 28th 2013)
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