Spatial Conversion and Christian Identity in Late Antiquity
The Complexity of Conversion - Intersectional Perspectives on Religious Change in Antiquity and Beyond - Valérie Nicolet
Anna Lampadaridi [+]
Institut Protestant de Théologie (Paris) and the Institut Catholique (Paris)
This paper discusses the development of a particular form of conversion narrative in Late Antiquity. It focuses on the Life of Porphyry of Gaza by Mark the Deacon (BHG 1570) that offers an interesting case to look into the conversion of pagan space into Christian space, as an attempt to legitimate history.