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This quantity explores spiritual conversion in overdue old and early medieval Europe at a time whilst the software of the idea that is vigorously debated. although conversion was once quite often represented by means of historic and early medieval writers as singular and in my opinion momentous psychological occasions, participants to this quantity locate slow and incomplete social tactics lurking at the back of their phrases.

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For the use of the term metanoia to deseribe eonversion see Riehard Lim, "Converting the Unehristianizable: the Baptism of Stage Performers in Late Antiquity," in this volume. 15. Kpacru; and I-Ü~l<; are originally Stoie notions. Orig. De Princ. 3; Heinz Althaus, Die Heilslehre des heiligen Gregors von Nazianz (Münster, 1972), pp. 57-60 . 16. g. those of Plotinus and Iambliehus; see John F. Finamore, "Plotinus and Iambliehus on Magie and Theurgy," Dionysitts 17 (1999): 83-94; Sarah Iles Johnston, "Rising to the Oeeasion: Theurgieal Aseent in its Cultural Milieu," in Envisioning Magic: A Princeton Seminar and Symposium, ed.

Jahrhunderts, Orientalia Christiana Analeeta 217 (Rome, 1982), is still fundamental, esp. pp. 100-175. 13. See the overview and eritieal remarks of Paul F. Bradshaw, The Search tor the Origins 0/ Christian Worship: Sources and Methods tor the Study 0/ Early Liturgy (New York, 1992), pp. 161-74, 202-4. 14. For the use of the term metanoia to deseribe eonversion see Riehard Lim, "Converting the Unehristianizable: the Baptism of Stage Performers in Late Antiquity," in this volume. 15. Kpacru; and I-Ü~l<; are originally Stoie notions.

77. Plato Phaidon} 67 b ; Gr. Naz. Gr. 7. 3; 40·5; 3I. 7. 78. " Rebirth is used very rarely, see note 81 below. Moreschini, Discours 3 8-4 I } p. 357· 79. For the rarity of delayed baptism, for example in North Africa, see Eric Rebillard, "Le figure du catechumene et le probleme du delai du bapteme dans la pastorale de saint Augustin, " in Augustin predicateur (3954I I)} ed. G. Madec (Paris, 1998), pp. 285-92. 80. Gr. Naz. Gr. 8, 10, 25-27; 8I. Gr. Naz. Gr. 2 and 6 are brief allusions to the widespread notion of baptism as rebirth following J ohn 3: 5-6.

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