Between Pagans and Christians

  title={Between Pagans and Christians},
  author={Garth Fowden},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  pages={173 - 182}
  • Garth Fowden
  • Published 1 November 1988
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
Late paganism and early Christianity cannot do without each other. They are forever entangled in death-struggle or fruitful intercourse, according to prejudice. Thanks to Christianity's eventual 'triumph', we know more about it than about paganism; but we are also more interested in Christianity than in paganism, because paganism is widely perceived as not just a lost cause, but a deservedly lost cause. That is changing; but late paganism is still in urgent need of students, just to bring our… 
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