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The catechumenate in late antique Africa: Augustine of Hippo, his contemporaries and early reception (ca. 360-530 AD)

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In the late antique West, every individual becoming Christian first entered the community as a catechumen (catechumenus). Many spent several years in this status called the catechumenate, only ending with baptism and the acquisition of the membership of the faithful (fideles). This thesis considers the catechumenate not only as an initiation but as a peculiar way of being Christian. It demonstrates the fluid nature of Christian membership and shows how clerics strove...

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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Author

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Worcester College
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
Role:
Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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