Conversion of the Germanic Peoples

Conversion of the Germanic Peoples - 9/25/07 Names and...

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9/25/07 Names and Terms Martin of Tours, 317-397 Ulfila, c.310-383: Gothic Bible Clovis, c.466-511 Gregory of Tours, c. 538-594 History of the Franks Synod of Whitby 664 Bede, c. 672-735 Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation Boniface, c.672-754 (Mission 714) Outline A world to convert “Pagans” Sectarians Papal participation Gregory I and the Anglo-Saxons Synod of Whitby Boniface and Gregory III Conversion and the National Histories Gregory of Tours Bede A World to Convert Martin of Tours (St. Martin) found a beggar, gave him half his cloak. No longer soldier of Rome—soldier of Christ o Mission: destroy Paganism, convert Gaul Burned heathen shrines Crushed idols o Became bishop of Tour, retired to countryside to create monastery-ish thing to convert bumpkin pagans o Supported Trinitarian Christianity Term polytheism transfers to pagan as Christianity becomes dominant o “Pagan” suggests someone who is rural. By 4 th century it means those
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course HIST 110 taught by Professor Hughes during the Fall '07 term at University of Michigan.

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