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By Dr Maijastina Kahlos

This e-book explores the development of Christian id in fourth and 5th centuries via inventing, fabricating and polishing binary oppositions. Such oppositions, for instance Christians - pagans; fact - falsehood; the only real god - the multitude of demons; the suitable faith - superstition, served to create and strengthen the Christian self-identity. the writer examines how the Christian argumentation opposed to pagans used to be intertwined with self-perception and self-affirmation.

Discussing the family and interplay among pagan and Christian cultures, this e-book goals at widening historic figuring out of the cultural conflicts and the otherness in global background, hence contributing to the continued dialogue in regards to the old and conceptual foundation of cultural tolerance and intolerance. This publication deals a precious contribution to modern scholarly debate approximately past due vintage non secular heritage and the connection among Christianity and different religions.

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