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This quantity explores spiritual conversion in past due vintage and early medieval Europe at a time whilst the software of the concept that is vigorously debated. although conversion used to be in general represented via historical and early medieval writers as singular and in my opinion momentous psychological occasions, individuals to this quantity locate slow and incomplete social methods lurking at the back of their phrases.

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Really says it all. 41. Elm, "Stigmata/' pp. 345-63; eadem, "Pierced by Bronze Needles," pp. 409-39; W. Mark Gustafson, "Inscripta in fronte: Penal Tattooing in Late Antiquity," Classical Antiquity 16 (1997): 79-105; Constantine Zuckerman, "The Hapless Recruit Psois and the Mighty Anchorite, Apa John," Bulletin 0/ the American Society 0/ Papyrologists 32 (1995): 183-94, I thank Peter Brown for the reference to this excellent article. 42. A distinctive type of writing: Matthews, Laying Down the Law!

For the ramifications of Gregory's thought on original sin, especially for Augustine, see Berthold Altaner, "Augustinus und Gregor von Nazianz, Gregor von Nyssa," in Kleine Patristische Schriften, ed. Günter Glockmann (Berlin, 1967), pp. 277-85, and Pier Franco Beatrice, Tradux peccati: Alle /onti della dottrina agostiniana deI peccato originale (Milan, 1978), pp. I 15-16, 200-201. 70. Gr. Naz. Or. 5. "Terminology of light" is Claudio Moreschini's very apt expression, "Luce e purificazione nella dottrina di Gregorio Nazianzeno," Augustinianum 13 (1973): 535-49· 7 I.

83- 1 57. 95. A year earlier, while he was in the process of baptizing, ascetics and "poor" had "stoned" Gregory, Ep. 77. 1-3. 1-4. 96. See Richard Lim, "Converting the Unchristianizable: The Baptism 0/ Stage Performers in Late Antiquity," in this volume for the continuing exclusion of actors and other infamous persons. 97. As in Augustine's City 0/ God? Gregory's Orations 38 and 39 were certainly among those used by Augustine, in Rufinus's Latin translation made in 399/400; Claudio Moreschini, "Rufino traduttore di Gregorio di Nazianzeno," in Rufino di Concordia e il SZIO tempoJ vol.

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