Christianity and Pagan Culture in the Later Roman Empire

Christianity and Pagan Culture in the Later Roman Empire

Christianity and Pagan Culture in the Later Roman Empire

Christianity and Pagan Culture in the Later Roman Empire

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The three chapters of this book were delivered as lectures at the University of Virginia on the James W. Richard Foundation, October 24-26, 1950. For several reasons it seemed appropriate to add as an Appendix my own version of John Chrysostom's address on education. It has never before been translated completely into English; it has a certain charm and interest of its own; and it throws light on one aspect of the subject discussed in the second chapter. Since this book went to press a microfilm of the Lesbos manuscript (see page 75) has come into my possession. The variants that it offers are few and trifling, so that no changes are called for in the English rendering which has been made from Schulte's text. A short article on this codex in due course will appear in Vigiliae Christianae.

It is a pleasure to express my appreciation of the honor extended to me by President Darden and the members of the Committee on Public Occasions of the University of Virginia in inviting me to give these lectures. I also desire to thank the Trustees of the Woodbrooke Settlement in Birmingham and Messrs. William Heffer and Sons, Cambridge, England, publishers of the Woodbrooke Studies, for gracious permission to quote two extended passages from the late Alphonse Mingana's translation of Theodore . . .

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