Sin, Citizenship, and the Salvation of Souls: The Impact of Christian Priorities on Late-Roman and Post-Roman Society

@article{Maccormack1997SinCA,
  title={Sin, Citizenship, and the Salvation of Souls: The Impact of Christian Priorities on Late-Roman and Post-Roman Society},
  author={Sabine Maccormack},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={1997},
  volume={39},
  pages={644 - 673}
}
  • Sabine Maccormack
  • Published 1 October 1997
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
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