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Published: 07 February 2013

240 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199665365

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Repentance in Late Antiquity

Eastern Asceticism and the Framing of the Christian Life c.400-650 CE

Alexis C. Torrance

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

  • Provides an important re-assessment of the concept of repentance in Christian late antiquity.
  • Gives a fresh perspective on the forming of early Christian identity in terms of repentance.
  • Sets ascetic theology within the context of Scripture and other early church literature.
  • Supplies an interpretative framework by which the diverse meanings of repentance in early Christian texts can be better understood.
  • Furnishes the background for the concept of repentance as it developed in the Orthodox Church.