Peter R.L. Brown


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in Dublin, Ireland
July 26, 1935

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Peter Robert Lamont Brown FBA is Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. His principal contributions to the discipline have been in the field of Late Antiquity. His work has concerned, in particular, the religious culture of the later Roman Empire and early medieval Europe, and the relation between religion and society.

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“To be licensed to exist was not necessarily a license to be loved in an increasingly Christian world.”
Peter R.L. Brown, The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000

“Up to 700 A.D., it was assumed that the Christian family cared for their own dead. The clergy played little role in burial and none whatsoever in the arrangement and decoration of tombs.”
Peter R.L. Brown, The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000

“At the same time, radical Pelagian tracts, such as the de divitiis—the relentlessly argued “Treatise on Riches”—had advocated the total renunciation of property by the rich.27 The author of this tract extended his plea for total renunciation to include a consequential denunciation of the existence of wealth in the first place: Tolle divitem et pauperem non invenies (Get rid of the rich and you will find no poor) was one of his many provocative slogans.”
Peter R.L. Brown, The Ransom of the Soul

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