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312 Pages

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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
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