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Author Kalleres, Dayna S., 1970- author.

Title City of demons : violence, ritual, and Christian power in late antiquity / Dayna S. Kalleres
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 374 pages) : maps
Series The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction. The City in Late Antiquity: Where Have All the Demons Gone? -- PART ONE. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM AND ANTIOCH -- 1. A City of Religious Pluralism and Spiritual Ambiguity -- 2. The Devil Is in the Ritual -- 3. The Spectacle of Exorcism -- PART TWO. CYRIL AND JERUSALEM -- 4. Jerusalem to Aelia, Aelia to Jerusalem: Monumental Transformations -- 5. The Devil in the Word, the Demons in the Image -- 6. Apocalyptic Prophets and the Cross: Revealing Jerusalem's Demons from the Crucifixion to the End of Days -- PART THREE. AMBROSE AND MILAN -- 7. Ambrose and Nicene Demoniacs: Charismatic Christianity inside and outside Milan -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Ancient Language Editions by Series -- Translations of Ancient Sources -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z
Summary 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" the urban spaces still dominated by Greco-Roman monuments and festivals. During this period of upheaval, when congregants seemingly attended everything but their own "orthodox" church, many ecclesiastical leaders began simultaneously to promote aggressive and insidious depictions of the demonic. In City of Demons, Dayna S. Kalleres investigates this developing discourse and the church-sponsored rituals that went along with it, showing how shifting ecclesiastical demonologies and evolving practices of exorcism profoundly shaped Christian life in the fourth century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-360) and index
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT John Chrysostom, Saint, -407. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80001460
Cyril, Saint, Bishop of Jerusalem, approximately 315-386
Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan, -397. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79029712
Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan, -397. fast (OCoLC)fst01804362
Cyril, Saint, Bishop of Jerusalem, approximately 315-386. fast (OCoLC)fst01814700
John Chrysostom, Saint, -407. fast (OCoLC)fst01827247
Subject Demonology -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Angelology & Demonology.
RELIGION -- Antiquities & Archaeology.
Church history -- Primitive and early church.
Sp├Ątantike
Christianisierung
Christentum
Gewalt
Ritual
Exorzismus
SUBJECT Antioch (Turkey) -- Religious life and customs
Jerusalem -- Religious life and customs
Milan (Italy) -- Religious life and customs
Subject Italy -- Milan.
Middle East -- Jerusalem.
Turkey -- Antioch.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780520956841
0520956842