They were hardly enthusiastic about such practices, but usually did not condemn them either.
In effect they seldom wrote about them at all. In this paper I am going to focus on the beginnings of such practices as incubation, book and lot divination, inquiring energumens and holy monks, with a focus on two questions, namely, What was the relation between relics and divination?
Robert Wiśniewski earned his PhD at the University of Warsaw in with a thesis on the role of the devil in early Latin hagiography. He works on late antique Christian religious mentality and practice, although his attention is sometimes attracted by Gallic druids.
Robert is currently writing a book on the beginnings of the cult of relics and is involved in a project on Christian divination in Late Antiquity. He is perplexed by the question of how it was possible to be well informed about the future and remain a good Christian.
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