I haven’t read much of Peter Brown save his short book on the rise of the cult of the saints, but after listening to this interview and reading a review of his new book, I think it would behove me to read more of his works.



One thought on “Peter Brown, Through the Eye of a Needle – Interview and Review

  1. He is well worth a read. His ‘The Rise and Function of the Holy Man in Late Antiquity’ is important. It was originally published in The Journal for Roman Studies, Volume 61 (1971), 80-101, but is also available in his collection of essays Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity, which is where I read it. However, that is to be offset with some of his further reflection a few decades later in his book Authority and the Sacred: Aspects of the Christianisation of the Roman World. That’s all the Peter Brown I’ve read, besides The Cult of the Saints, which you’ve already read. He’s a skilled writer who has worthwhile things to say.

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