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The Resource The formation of Christian Europe : the Carolingians, baptism, and the imperium christianum, Owen M. Phelan

The formation of Christian Europe : the Carolingians, baptism, and the imperium christianum, Owen M. Phelan

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The formation of Christian Europe : the Carolingians, baptism, and the imperium christianum
Title
The formation of Christian Europe
Title remainder
the Carolingians, baptism, and the imperium christianum
Statement of responsibility
Owen M. Phelan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Analyzes the Carolingians' efforts to form a Christian Empire with the organizing principle of the sacrament of baptism. Owen M. Phelan argues that baptism provided the foundation for this society, and offered a medium for the communication and the popularization of beliefs and ideas, through which the Carolingian renewal established the vision of an imperium christianum in Europe. He analyzes how baptism unified people theologically, socially, and politically and helped Carolingian leaders order their approaches to public life. It enabled reformers to think in ways which were ideologically consistent, publicly available, and socially useful. Phelan also examines the influential court intellectual, Alcuin of York, who worked to implement a sacramental society through baptism. The book finally looks at the dissolution of Carolingian political aspirations for an imperium christianum and how, by the end of the ninth century, political frustrations concealed the deeper achievement of the Carolingian renewal
Cataloging source
NLE
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Phelan, Owen Michael
Dewey number
270.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BR253
LC item number
.P44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church history
  • Baptism
  • Carolingians
  • Europe
  • France
Label
The formation of Christian Europe : the Carolingians, baptism, and the imperium christianum, Owen M. Phelan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revision of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Notre Dame, 2005 under title: The formation of Christian Europe : baptism under the Carolingians
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sacramentum : an ordering concept from antiquity to the early Middle Ages -- The articulation of polity : baptism as the foundation of an imperium christianum --The Carolingian subject : the Sacramentum of baptism and the formation of identity in Alcuin of York -- The Carolingian machinery of Christian formation : Charlemagne's encyclical letter on baptism from 811/812 and its implications -- The sacramental assumption : baptism and Carolingian society in the ninth century
Control code
000400802
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780198718031
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000400802
  • (OCoLC)895264705
Label
The formation of Christian Europe : the Carolingians, baptism, and the imperium christianum, Owen M. Phelan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revision of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Notre Dame, 2005 under title: The formation of Christian Europe : baptism under the Carolingians
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sacramentum : an ordering concept from antiquity to the early Middle Ages -- The articulation of polity : baptism as the foundation of an imperium christianum --The Carolingian subject : the Sacramentum of baptism and the formation of identity in Alcuin of York -- The Carolingian machinery of Christian formation : Charlemagne's encyclical letter on baptism from 811/812 and its implications -- The sacramental assumption : baptism and Carolingian society in the ninth century
Control code
000400802
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780198718031
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000400802
  • (OCoLC)895264705

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