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The Christianization of this region owes much to both Syrian and Greek Christian traditions, but the earliest account of the conversion of Armenia is attributed to a churchman who wrote under the pseudonym "Agathangelos.
72] The Franciscan vision throws into relief that the coalescence of the two concepts and the advancement of the triad, Christianization, Hispanization, and Civilization, belonged to the larger political purposes of the administrators.
After almost 500 years of Christianization the indigenous peoples were judged to be not only inadequately evangelized in their cultural identity but also usually the poorest of the poor.
In this thought-provoking book, Jaclyn Maxwell combines social and intellectual history to nuance narratives of Christianization by presenting the "ordinary person" as actively engaged in the formation of Christian orthodoxy (4).
In the third essay of this section, David Riggs looks at the Christianization of rural communities in Roman Africa.
29), concluding that the interfacing of the two cultures simultaneously issued in the Christianization of local culture and in the indigenization of Christianity; Jan Szeminski shows that the Catholic doctrine of original sin was never able to supplant the extant Inca understanding of sin but was itself significantly modified.
Their lives and activities were integral to the Christianization of the culture; they served as mediators between the secular power of their male family members and as intercessors for the poor and neglected.
Reff's Plagues, Priests, and Demons focuses on how "the Christianization of pagan Europe and Indian Mexico was coincident with epidemics and chronic infectious diseases that undermined the functioning of pagan and Indian societies, respectively" (1).
She continues that the making of these Christian heroes played a vital role in the construction of Christianization in the fourth and fifth centuries, which involved nothing less than the cultural transformation of the entire Roman world.
Both Ethiopia and the Kongo conformed to this medieval pattern of Christianization, both sharing in the political appropriation of the religion that, by the same token, came inevitably to be affected by political developments.
As the title hints, this work is at once a genealogy of the modern concept of "superstition," the beginnings of which are located in classical antiquity, and a framing of Christianization as the historical effect of particular shifts in both philosophical cosmology and political ideology.
The rather inappropriate title of the book, in view of its heteroclite contents, reveals Usdorf's uneasiness with the idea of Christianization.