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作者 Phelan, Owen Michael, author
書名 The formation of Christian Europe : the Carolingians, baptism, and the imperium christianum / Owen M. Phelan
出版項 Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
國際標準書號 9780198718031 (hardback : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 文哲所  248.13 P538    在架上    30580003178501
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  BR253 P538 2014    在架上    30530001206192
版本 First edition
說明 viii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
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附註 Revision of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Notre Dame, 2005 under title: The formation of Christian Europe : baptism under the Carolingians
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-307) and index
Sacramentum : an ordering concept from antiquity to the early Middle Ages -- The articulation of polity : baptism as the foundation of an imperium christianum -- The Carolingian subject : the sacramentum of baptism and the formation of identity in Alcuin of York -- The Carolingian machinery of Christian formation : Charlemagne's encyclical letter on baptism from 811/812 and its implications -- The sacramental assumption : baptism and Carolingian society in the ninth century -- Conclusion: Loss and legacy
Analyses the Carolingians' efforts to form a Christian Empire with the organizing principle of the sacrament of baptism. Owen M. Phelan argues that baptism provided the foundation for this society, and offered a medium for the communication and the popularization of beliefs and ideas, through which the Carolingian Renewal established the vision of an imperium christianum in Europe. He analyses how baptism unified people theologically, socially, and politically and helped Carolingian leaders order their approaches to public life. It enabled reformers to think in ways which were ideologically consistent, publically available, and socially useful.0Phelan also examines the influential court intellectual, Alcuin of York, who worked to implement a sacramental society through baptism. The book finally looks at the dissolution of Carolingian political aspirations for an imperium christianum and how, by the end of the ninth century, political frustrations concealed the deeper achievement of the Carolingian Renewal
主題 Church history -- Middle Ages, 600-1500
Europe -- Church history -- 600-1500
Baptism -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500
France -- History -- To 987
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