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The Miracles of St. Artemios
Language: en
Pages: 319
Authors: Virgil S. Crisafulli, John W. Nesbitt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: BRILL

A translation of and philological-historical commentary on an anonymous hagiographical text, which provides insights into faith healing and the treatment of hernias in 7th-century Constantinople.
Writing and Holiness
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Derek Krueger
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-03 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Drawing on comparative literature, ritual and performance studies, and the history of asceticism, Derek Krueger explores how early Christian writers came to view writing as salvific, as worship through the production of art. Exploring the emergence of new and distinctly Christian ideas about authorship in late antiquity, Writing and Holiness
The Cult of Saint Thecla
Language: en
Pages: 302
Authors: Stephen J. Davis
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-02-02 - Publisher: Clarendon Press

Thecla, a disciple of the apostle Paul, became perhaps the most celebrated female saint and 'martyr' among Christians in late antiquity. In the early church, Thecla's example was associated with the piety of women - in particular, with women's ministry and travel. Devotion to Saint Thecla quickly spread throughout the
Subtle Bodies
Language: en
Pages: 235
Authors: Glenn Peers
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-02-14 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Explores the strategies used by Byzantine artists to represent the incorporeal forms of angels and the rationalizations in defence of their representations mustered by theologians in the face of iconoclastic opposition. These problems of representation provide a window on Late Antique thought.
The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography
Language: en
Pages: 536
Authors: Stephanos Efthymiadis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-25 - Publisher: Routledge

For an entire millennium, Byzantine hagiography, inspired by the veneration of many saints, exhibited literary dynamism and a capacity to vary its basic forms. The subgenres into which it branched out after its remarkable start in the fourth century underwent alternating phases of development and decline that were intertwined with