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Markus, R. A. (Robert Austin) 1924-2010

Overview
Works: 72 works in 330 publications in 8 languages and 7,859 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Other
Classifications: BR219, 270.2
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Most widely held works about R. A Markus
 
Most widely held works by R. A Markus
The end of ancient Christianity by R. A Markus( Book )

48 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saeculum: history and society in the theology of St. Augustine by R. A Markus( Book )

43 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity in the Roman world by R. A Markus( Book )

18 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian faith and Greek philosophy by A. H Armstrong( Book )

29 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregory the Great and his world by R. A Markus( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Markus seeks to understand Gregory as a cultivated late Roman aristocrat converted to the ascetic ideal, caught in the tension between attraction to the monastic vocation and his episcopal ministry, at a time of catastrophic change in the Roman world
Augustine : a collection of critical essays by R. A Markus( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Augustine to Gregory the Great : history and Christianity in late antiquity by R. A Markus( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neoplatonism and early Christian thought : essays in honour of A.H. Armstrong( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The studies collected in this book are all concerned with aspects of the Platonic tradition, either in its own internal development in the Hellenistic age and the period of the Roman Empire, or with the influence of Platonism, in one or other of its forms, on other spiritual traditions, especially that of Christianity." [Book jacket]
The limits of ancient Christianity : essays on late antique thought and culture in honor of R.A. Markus by R. A Markus( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once considered a period of decline, Late Antiquity (third through eighth centuries) is now seen as a creative period of transition between the ancient and medieval worlds. Ostensibly an "otherworldly" religion, Christianity became a powerful worldly cultural force. But this power was shaped and severely limited by a large number of factors, including its own highly diverse traditions, scriptures, practices and theologies. The editors have assembled some of the most influential scholars in the study of Late Antiquity to test the limits of Christianity. The sixteen essays in this collection investigate the ways in which the concept of "limits" (temporal, spatial, ideological, social and cultural) can help us to understand the texture of Christianity during this formative period. Taken together, the essays in this volume constitute as yet the most sustained study of cultural transformations evoked by Robert Markus' phrase, "the end of ancient Christianity"
Christianity and the secular by R. A Markus( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred and secular : studies on Augustine and Latin Christianity by R. A Markus( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs and meanings : world and text in ancient Christianity by R. A Markus( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is based on the author's Forwood Lectures for 1995 in the University of Liverpool. The first two chapters incorporate the full text of these and study early Christian conceptions of signs and signification, and investigate the ways in which Christian authors, especially Augustine of Hippo and Gregory the Great, made use of theories of meaning in their ways of interpreting scriptures. Their interest in the notions of communities based on shared traditions of reading, understanding and interpretation is given special attention. Markus also considers the question of the ways in which different approaches to the Bible have had more far-reaching implications for their authors' world-views: to what extent biblical hermeneutics helped to shape their hermeneutics of experience. Their differing ways of approaching the Bible is related to the huge change in Christian self-understanding between Augustine (c. AD 400) and Gregory the Great (c. 600): ascetic habits of reading come to shape a general response to the world as well as to the biblical text. The lecture texts are complemented by further chapters devoted specifically to the theory of signs and meaning, and to some of its applications in special contexts, such as magic and ritual
Pastors or princes; a new look at the papacy and hierarchy by R. A Markus( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papacy and hierarchy by R. A Markus( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bede and the tradition of ecclesiastical historiography by R. A Markus( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversion and disenchantment in Augustine's spiritual career by R. A Markus( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opere di sant'Agostino. testo latino dell'edizione maurina confrontato con il Corpus scriptorum ecclesiasticorum Latinorum by Augustine( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Latin and Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and society in the theology of St. Augustine by R. A Markus( Book )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polemica con i Donatisti by Augustine( Book )

in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augusutinusu shingaku ni okeru rekishi to shakai by R. A Markus( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in Japanese and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The end of ancient Christianity
Alternative Names
Markus, R. A.

Markus, Robert.

Markus, Robert, 1924-

Markus Robert 1924-2010

Markus, Robert A.

Markus, Robert A. 1924-2010

Markus, Robert Austin.

Markus, Robert Austin, 1924-

Markus, Robert Austin 1924-2010

マーカス, R. A.

Languages
English (250)

Italian (10)

French (3)

Spanish (3)

Japanese (2)

German (1)

Polish (1)

Latin (1)

Covers
Saeculum: history and society in the theology of St. AugustineGregory the Great and his worldThe limits of ancient Christianity : essays on late antique thought and culture in honor of R.A. MarkusChristianity and the secularSigns and meanings : world and text in ancient Christianity