In Armenia, during the 4th and the first half of the 5th century, the Church tried to eradicate some non-Christian customs - such as marriage between relatives and funeral rites involving specific manifestations of bereavement - which were deeply rooted, especially among the nobility. The former practice possibly originated from Mazdeism, the latter was more likely a relic of Pagan times. Later on, around the mid-5th century, when Christianity was already widespread in the country but Sasanian rulers were in power, Christians and Mazdeans were involved in a similar struggle, concerning which kinds of marriage each religion considered acceptable. The present article relates these events on the basis of canonical and historical sources.

Legge e religione nell'Armenia del IV e V secolo

ORENGO, ALESSANDRO
2013

Abstract

In Armenia, during the 4th and the first half of the 5th century, the Church tried to eradicate some non-Christian customs - such as marriage between relatives and funeral rites involving specific manifestations of bereavement - which were deeply rooted, especially among the nobility. The former practice possibly originated from Mazdeism, the latter was more likely a relic of Pagan times. Later on, around the mid-5th century, when Christianity was already widespread in the country but Sasanian rulers were in power, Christians and Mazdeans were involved in a similar struggle, concerning which kinds of marriage each religion considered acceptable. The present article relates these events on the basis of canonical and historical sources.
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