The Darkening Age

'A searingly passionate book' - Bettany Hughes In The Darkening Age, Catherine Nixey tells the little-known – and deeply shocking – story of how a militant religion deliberately tried to extinguish the teachings of the Classical world, ...

Author: Catherine Nixey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509816089

Category: History

Page: 305

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'A searingly passionate book' - Bettany Hughes In The Darkening Age, Catherine Nixey tells the little-known – and deeply shocking – story of how a militant religion deliberately tried to extinguish the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in unquestioning adherence to the 'one true faith'. The Roman Empire had been generous in embracing and absorbing new creeds. But with the coming of Christianity, everything changed. This new faith, despite preaching peace, was violent, ruthless and intolerant. And once it became the religion of empire, its zealous adherents set about the destruction of the old gods. Their altars were upturned, their temples demolished and their statues hacked to pieces. Books, including great works of philosophy and science, were consigned to the pyre. It was an annihilation. A Book of the Year in the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator, the Observer, and BBC History Magazine A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Nonfiction

Alike and Perfect Or God s Three Revelations

The Messianic prophecies held up the heart of the world through the darkening
ages ; and , since the Advent - song of the ... And increasing multitudes of
genuine earnest souls have , age after age , borne personal witness that to them
“ not ...

Author: Charles Ashley Williams

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Category: Apologetics

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Debt and Grace

Its atrocity belongs to the mind of Hildebrand who matured it , and to the
darkening age in which he lived . But besides its mournful historic value , it is only
too similar to theodicies still in vogue . And even in modern times it is applied to
the race ...

Author: Charles Frederic Hudson

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Category: Future life

Page: 489

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The Rise of Christian Theology and the End of Ancient Metaphysics

Nikas, Athanasios Th. (1981): Θεόδωρος τῆς Ραιθοῦ, ἤτοι Βίος, ἔργα καί
διδασκαλία οὐτοῦ, PhD Athens. Nixey, Catherine (2017): The Darkening Age:
The Christian Destruction of the Classical World (London: Macmillan). Nock,
Arthur ...

Author: Johannes Zachhuber

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198859953

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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It has rarely been recognized that the Christian writers of the first millennium pursued an ambitious and exciting philosophical project alongside their engagement in the doctrinal controversies of their age. The Rise of Christian Theology and the End of Ancient Metaphysics offers, for the first time, a full analysis of this Patristic philosophy. It shows how it took its distinctive shape in the late fourth century and gives an account of its subsequent development until the time of John of Damascus. The book falls into three main parts. The first starts with an analysis of the philosophical project underlying the teaching of the Cappadocian fathers, Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa and Gregory of Nazianzus. This philosophy, arguably the first distinctively Christian theory of being, soon became near-universally shared in Eastern Christianity. Just a few decades after the Cappadocians, all sides in the early Christological controversy took its fundamental tenets for granted. Its application to the Christological problem thus appeared inevitable. Yet it created substantial conceptual problems. Parts two and three describe in detail how these problems led to a series of increasingly radical modifications of the Cappadocian philosophy. In part two, Zachhuber explores the miaphysite opponents of the Council of Chalcedon, while in part three he discusses the defenders of the Council from the early sixth to the eighth century. Through this overview, the book reveals this period as one of remarkable philosophical creativity, fecundity, and innovation.

Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity 350 450

her recently published The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the
Classical World, Catherine Nixey shares a story of the allembracing, ancient
world that triumphant Christianity destroyed.1 Nixey's book is, of course, a non-
fiction ...

Author: Maijastina Kahlos

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ISBN: 019006725X

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Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity reconsiders the religious history of the late Roman Empire, focusing on the shifting position of dissenting religious groups - conventionally called "pagans" and "heretics". The period from the mid-fourth century until the mid-fifth century CE witnessed asignificant transformation of late Roman society and a gradual shift from the world of polytheistic religions into the Christian Empire.This book challenges the many straightforward melodramatic narratives of the Christianisation of the Roman Empire, still prevalent both in academic research and in popular non-fiction works. Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity demonstrates that the narrative is much more nuanced than the simpleChristian triumph over the classical world. It looks at everyday life, economic aspects, day-to-day practices, and conflicts of interest in the relations of religious groups.Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity addresses two aspects: rhetoric and realities, and consequently, delves into the interplay between the manifest ideologies and daily life found in late antique sources. It is a detailed analysis of selected themes and a close reading of selected texts, tracing keyelements and developments in the treatment of dissident religious groups. The book focuses on specific themes, such as the limits of imperial legislation and ecclesiastical control, the end of sacrifices, and the label of magic. Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity examines the ways in whichdissident religious groups were construed as religious outsiders, but also explores local rituals and beliefs in late Roman society as creative applications and expressions of the infinite range of human inventiveness.

Hor Lucan

Granville Penn , in his unbiassed “ Annotations , ” has this emphatic note , “ The
name was written differently , according to the Greek or Latin inflection ; but in the
darkening ages which followed , they became distributed to different imaginary ...

Author: Henry Samuel Baynes

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Page: 375

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Human Destiny

It may have been written in the darkening ages ; we are confident it is not from the
earlier Fathers . So apt a motto , supported by a great and good name , would
weigh something . And if , of its four unequivocal expressions of the immortality or
 ...

Author: Charles Frederic Hudson

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Category: Conditional immortality

Page: 127

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The Darkening Chamber

The poet ' s sympathy for him , the feeling - with - him in the trials of his old age
and poverty , is manifest in every detail . " Keats was full of sympathy with
humanity on its weary way ; those aged faces that stand out from the fresh , leafy
beauty ...

Author: Jacob Wigod

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Category: Consciousness in literature

Page: 231

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Hippolytus and His Age Or The Beginnings and Prospects of Christianity

And going patiently along with men like Neander and Dorner , through all the
dark and darkening ages from the fourth to the seventh century , I arrive at the
conclusion respecting the formularies concerning the divine and human nature
and ...

Author: Christian Karl Josias Freiherr von Bunsen

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Category: Church discipline

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The Living Age

A lord has nae sume ber place in the stern , and the ropes business to scour the
country like that , of the rudder , with evident use and wont . like ony gangrel body
– sitting on the To watch her steer out into the darkening seat just like the rest of ...

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Category: Literature

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The Concord of Ages

THE DARKENING OF THE CHURCH . We are now able clearly to see why
nothing has so deeply and intensely darkened the Christian world as the
universal denial of the suffering of God . For not only has the suffering of God thus
far been ...

Author: Edward Beecher

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Category: Mystical union

Page: 581

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Hippolytus and His Age Or

And going patiently along with men like Neander and Dorner , through all the
dark and darkening ages from the fourth to the seventh century , I arrive at the
conclusion respecting the formularies concerning the divine and human nature
and ...

Author: Christian Karl Josias Freiherr von Bunsen

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Category: Christian heresies

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The Darkening Nation

This book looks at the way ideas about race and nationhood were conveyed during this period of financial meltdown and national emergency, examining in particular how the neoliberal crisis led to the critical self-questioning of the dominant ...

Author: Ignacio Aguiló

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1786832224

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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At the turn of the twenty-first century, Argentina was in the midst of its worst economic crisis in decades, the result of years of drastic neoliberal reforms. This book looks at the way ideas about race and nationhood were conveyed during this period of financial meltdown and national emergency, examining in particular how the neoliberal crisis led to the critical self-questioning of the dominant imaginary of Argentina as homogeneously white – allegedly the result of European immigration and the extinction of most indigenous and black people in the nation-building age. The Darkening Nation focuses on how the self-examination of racial and national identity triggered by this crisis was expressed in culture, through the analysis of literary texts, films, artworks and music styles. By considering a wide range of artistic and cultural products, and different forms of racial identity and difference (white, indigenous, Afro-descendant, immigrant and negro as it is understood in local contexts), this study constitutes a timely addition from a literary and cultural studies perspective to recent academic enquiry into race and nation in Argentina.

The Architect

Even there art declined, chilled by the invading barbarism of the darkening age.
At Rome all art was dead for two centuries, the tenth and eleventh, but ere that
the terror of the Iconoclast persecution, and the final banishment of all artists from
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Category: Architecture

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The Church Quarterly Review

... the nearer to the more distant tribunal ; and as it fell in with the spirit of the age
its success was equal to its boldness . ... that preserved during a darkening age
the principles of liberty which were vindicated during the great synodical period ...

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Category: Religion

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South Dakota Review

MICHAEL SPENCE THE DARKENING Age is a darkening . As a cloud Dulls the
gleam of sunlight On chalk cliffs , it shadows The memory of things gone by . It
touches as well the trees Shivering in wind on the cliffs , Taking away the yellow ...

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Category: Literature, Modern

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The Darkening Dream

An ominous vision and the discovery of a gruesome corpse lead Sarah Engelmann into a terrifying encounter with the supernatural in 1913 Salem, Massachusetts.

Author: Andy Gavin

Publisher: Mascherato

ISBN: 1937945022

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

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An ominous vision and the discovery of a gruesome corpse lead Sarah Engelmann into a terrifying encounter with the supernatural in 1913 Salem, Massachusetts. With help from Alex, an attractive Greek immigrant, Sarah sets out to track the evil to its source, never guessing that she will take on a conspiracy involving not only a 900-year vampire, but also a demon-loving Puritan warlock, disgruntled Egyptian gods, and an immortal sorcerer, all on a quest to recover the holy trumpet of the Archangel Gabriel. Relying on the wisdom of an elderly vampire hunter, Sarah's rabbi father, and her own disturbing visions, Sarah must fight a millennia-old battle between unspeakable forces, where the ultimate prize might be herself.

The Pulitzer Prize Story

Some of the wonder and the terror of the reports that follow — the forerunners
and pioneers of the darkening age of fantasy — will show why this inevitably
must be so . 44. THE BIRTH OF THE ATOMIC AGE : " A FIREBALL LIT THE
DESERT ...

Author: John Hohenberg

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Category: American prose literature

Page: 375

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The Southern Review

Alas ! for the glory of the fathers , themselves the victims of a dark , superstitious ,
and cruel age . Even the ... But this glorious law , -especially glorious in that
inexperienced and darkening age , —was not long permitted to gladden the earth
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The Poets and the Poetry of the Ancient Greeks

... Rhodius , from which we infer that his position among the wits of the age was
prominent . ... old Charinus , tell ; And , with it , this , — We mourn not that we fell
In early youth , of all our hopes bereft ; But that his darkening age is lonely left .

Author: Abraham Mills

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Category: Greek literature

Page: 485

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