Classifying Christians Hardback

Ethnography, Heresiology, and the Limits of Knowledge in Late Antiquity

by Todd S. Berzon;

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Classifying Christians

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Classifying Christians investigates late antique Christian heresiologies as ethnographies that catalogued and detailed the origins, rituals, doctrines, and customs of the heretics in explicitly polemical and theological terms. Oscillating between ancient ethnographic evidence and contemporary ethnographic writing, Todd S. Berzon argues that late antique heresiology shares an underlying logic with classical ethnography in the ancient Mediterranean world. By providing an account of heresiological writing from the second to fifth century, Classifying Christians embeds heresiology within the historical development of imperial forms of knowledge that have shaped western culture from antiquity to the present.

Classifying Christians by Todd S. Berzon was published by University of California Press in March 2016. The ISBN for Classifying Christians is 9780520284265.

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Details for Classifying Christians

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherUniversity of California Press (March 2016)
Number of Pages290
Thickness25 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4374695
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