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Published: 12 August 2020

320 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198854104

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Visions and Faces of the Tragic

The Mimesis of Tragedy and the Folly of Salvation in Early Christian Literature

Paul M. Blowers

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • The first comprehensive study of the mimesis of tragedy in early Christian literature
  • Argues that the compatibility of Christianity and tragedy was demonstrable early on in Christian literary and rhetorical culture
  • Reveals the key role of tragical mimesis in shaping early Christian conscience and ethics
  • Brings early Christian perspectives on tragedy into conversation with the perspectives of contemporary Christian theologians