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Published: 27 September 2017

312 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199687886

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Making Amulets Christian

Artefacts, Scribes, and Contexts

Theodore de Bruyn

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Offers the first comprehensive investigation of magical practices--and how they changed--as Christianity became the dominant form of religion in the Roman Empire
  • Investigates what can we learn from incantations and amulets containing Christian elements about the cultural and social location of the people who wrote them
  • Analyzes different types of amulets and the ways in which they incorporate Christian elements