Conversion in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages:

This quantity explores non secular conversion in overdue vintage and early medieval Europe at a time whilst the application of the concept that is vigorously debated. even though conversion used to be quite often represented by way of old and early medieval writers as singular and for my part momentous psychological occasions, individuals to this quantity locate slow and incomplete social techniques lurking at the back of their phrases.

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49. Gleason, "Festive Satire," pp. 106-19; Jaqueline Long, "Structures of Irony in Julian's Misopogon," Ancient World 24 (1993): 15-23. 50. Thomas M. Banchieh, "Julian's School Laws: Cod. Theod. 5 and Ep. 42," Ancient World 24 (1993): 5- 14. 51. Gr. Naz. Or. 5-42 (Bernardi). 52. W. Martin Bloomer, "Schooling in Persona: Imagination and Subordination in Roman Education," Classical Antiquity 16 (1997): 58. 53. , 1975), pp. 69-88; Derek Krueger, "Writing and the Liturgy of Memory in Gregory of Nyssa's Life 0/ Macrina, " Journal 0/ Early Christian Studies 8 (2000): 483-510; Mary Carruthers, The Cra/t 0/ Thought: Meditation, Rhetoric, and the Making 0/ Images, 400-I200 (New York, 1998).

411-15. Ir. , Conversion, Catechttmenate, and Baptism in the Early Chttrch (New York, 1993); Michel Dujarier, A History 0/ the Catechttmenate: The First Six Centttries, tr. Edward Haasl (New York, 1979), pp. 6412 7. 12. Gabriele Winkler's study, Das armenische Initiationsritttale: Entwicklttngsgeschichtliche ttnd litttrgievergleichende U ntersttchungen der Quellen des 3. bis IO. Jahrhunderts, Orientalia Christiana Analeeta 217 (Rome, 1982), is still fundamental, esp. pp. 100-175. 13. See the overview and eritieal remarks of Paul F.

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. Light is also quintessential for Gregory's understanding of the Trinity: "The Trinity sparkies with the splendor of the entire divinity"; Or. 5; 39. 5; Moreschini, Discours 38-4I, pp. 62-70. INSCRIPTIONS AND CONVERSIONS 33 72 . Plato Rep. 508c; Tim. 45 b-c; also Plotinus Enn. 8, Origen, and numerous others, Claudio Moreschini, "11 platonismo cristiano di Gregorio Nazianzeno," Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa 3, no.

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