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Scenting Salvation: Ancient Christianity and the Olfactory Imagination

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This book explores the role of bodily, sensory experience in early Christianity (first – seventh centuries AD) by focusing on the importance of smell in ancient Mediterranean culture. Following its legalization in the fourth century Roman Empire, Christianity cultivated a dramatically flourishing devotional piety, in which the bodily senses were utilized as crucial ...more
Hardcover, 442 pages
Published June 7th 2006 by University of California Press (first published May 8th 2006)
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