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Post-Roman Christianity at Vindolanda
Topic Started: Oct 9 2006, 10:21 AM (275 Views)
Dr Andrew Robin Birley
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Post Roman community at Vindolanda probably a mixture of the descendants of the last garrison and the bunch that followed Brigomaglos to Vindolanda in the 5th century. Church probably Arian in faith, it points the wrong way, but they did not seem to mind. Arianism is something of a national faith for many of the Germanic peoples who inhabited the late Roman Empire, and as we have Frisian ware form Vindolanda and Housesteads, it is likely that these are our bods as well. Other than that we do have a portable Christian Alter, a cross on a wall stone from this year, and all manner of other small objects that suggest quite an active Christian warrior war-band at Vindolanda in the 5th century. Who put them at Vindolanda and what for? That is another question entirely


P.S. Dr Neil Christie is working on a New Religion in late Roman Britain book, so watch this space.
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