Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC) - James W. Watts

Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC) - James W. Watts

20. The Gospels as Imperialized Sites of Memory in Late Ancient Christianity

Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC) - James W. Watts

Jason T. Larson

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This chapter considers the intersection of Christian and imperial memory in the physical Gospel book. Besides describing the function of gospel books in the post-Constantine Roman Empire, it examines the connection between the Roman construction and production of sites of memory that established Roman imperium in the Mediterranean and the development of the Christian Gospel codex as a site of memory within Christianity. It also explores the related issues of imperial and divine power as manifest through material things, the rhetoric of seeing and iconicity, and the invented tradition of Christian orthodoxy.

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Larson, Jason T.. 20. The Gospels as Imperialized Sites of Memory in Late Ancient Christianity. Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 373-388 May 2013. ISBN 9781781792544. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21424. Date accessed: 21 Oct 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21424. May 2013

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