Christianity’s Quiet Success: The Eusebius Gallicanus Sermon Collection and the Power of the Church in Late Antique Gaul (review)

Christianity’s Quiet Success: The Eusebius Gallicanus Sermon Collection and the Power of the... Short Notices Bailey, Lisa Kaaren, Christianity's Quiet Success: The Eusebius Gallicanus Sermon Collection and the Power of the Church in Late Antique Gaul, Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame Press, 2010; paperback; pp. x, 278; R.R.P. US$34.00; ISBN 9780268022242. Lisa Kaaren Bailey has written an important work. Setting aside the academic debate on authorship that has paralysed analysis of the Eusebius Gallicanus Sermon Collection ­ a collection of sermons from fifth- and sixth-century Gaul ­ Bailey has, instead, deftly placed this significant collection within its context of pastoral care. Functioning both as a preaching guide for local clergy and as devotional reading for their monastic and lay audiences, these sermons, drawn from a variety of patristic sources, set out a vision of local `Catholic' Christian communities connected through consensus, harmony, and mutuality. In doing so, these sermons described and addressed the poignant, everyday concerns of Christians ­ `micro-Christians' to paraphrase Peter Brown ­ at a time of significant transition in both Gaul and Western Europe: `why do we suffer?'; `why do the bad flourish?'; `what do we need to know to get to heaven?' Building on the themes of community, education, sin, and lifestyle, Bailey draws a picture http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Parergon Australian & New Zealand Association of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Inc. (ANAZAMEMS, Inc.)

Christianity’s Quiet Success: The Eusebius Gallicanus Sermon Collection and the Power of the Church in Late Antique Gaul (review)

Parergon, Volume 29 (1) – Aug 8, 2012

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Short Notices Bailey, Lisa Kaaren, Christianity's Quiet Success: The Eusebius Gallicanus Sermon Collection and the Power of the Church in Late Antique Gaul, Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame Press, 2010; paperback; pp. x, 278; R.R.P. US$34.00; ISBN 9780268022242. Lisa Kaaren Bailey has written an important work. Setting aside the academic debate on authorship that has paralysed analysis of the Eusebius Gallicanus Sermon Collection ­ a collection of sermons from fifth- and sixth-century Gaul ­ Bailey has, instead, deftly placed this significant collection within its context of pastoral care. Functioning both as a preaching guide for local clergy and as devotional reading for their monastic and lay audiences, these sermons, drawn from a variety of patristic sources, set out a vision of local `Catholic' Christian communities connected through consensus, harmony, and mutuality. In doing so, these sermons described and addressed the poignant, everyday concerns of Christians ­ `micro-Christians' to paraphrase Peter Brown ­ at a time of significant transition in both Gaul and Western Europe: `why do we suffer?'; `why do the bad flourish?'; `what do we need to know to get to heaven?' Building on the themes of community, education, sin, and lifestyle, Bailey draws a picture

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