The Germanization of Early Medieval Christianity A Sociohistorical Approach to Religious Transformation

  • Engels
  • Druk: New edition
  • 9780195104660
  • juni 1996
  • Paperback
  • 272 pagina's
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While historians of Christianity have generally acknowledged some degree of Germanic influence in the development of early medieval Christianity, Russell goes further, arguing for a fundamental Germanic reinterpretation of Christianity. This first full-scale treatment of the subject follows a truly interdisciplinary approach, applying to the early medieval period a sociohistorical method similar to that which has already proven fruitful in explicating the history of Early Christianity and Late Antiquity. The encounter of the Germanic peoples with Christianity is studied from within the larger context of the encounter of a predominantly "world-accepting" Indo-European folk-religiosity with predominantly "world-rejecting" religious movements. While the first part of the book develops a general model of religious transformation for such encounters, the second part applies this model to the Germano-Christian scenario. Russell shows how a Christian missionary policy of temporary accommodation inadvertently contributed to a reciprocal Germanization of Christianity.

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There is much food for thought in this book. * Modern Language Studies, 56 (1994) 1996 * Insightfully treating the confrontation between Roman Christianity and Germanic paganism and its resolution, James C. Russell gets to the nub of the matter and probides a basis for a better understanding of what transpired. He thus provides his readers with conceptual tools that will assist them toward understanding othe confrontations between Christianity and non-Christian cultures. It is an excellent contribution to early medieval and church history studies....stimulating and provocative... Russell has carefully charted some difficult waters. * The Historian * In my opinion the book is very good ... it truly stimulates thought and deserves publication. It throws the clear light of carefully done history on a subject that is both troublesome and dimly understood.' G. Ronald Murphy, German, Georgetown University

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Engels
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New edition
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juni 1996
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272 pagina's
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James C. Russell Russell
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Russell
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Oxford University Press Inc

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9780195104660

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A Sociohistorical Approach to Religious Transformation
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