Conversion Through Penance in the Italian Church of the Fourth and Fifth Centuries (Studies in the Bible and Early Christianity 15)
By: Allan D. Fitzgerald (author)Hardback
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This study reviews penance within the context of the spirituality of 4th-and 5th-century Italy. By relating the attitudes toward penance and pardon in those days to the changing social position of the Christian community, this text reveals that a new understanding of penance developed as an integral part of the development of the role of the Church in leading sinners to healing and holiness.
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