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89 This view is based on the assumption that the non recedunt. The word lubricus has connotations of slippery, slimy, uncertain, hazardous and elusive. 86 G. LEVI, ‘Les usages de la biographie’, Annales 44 (1989), 1325–36: 1326 introduced this term, questioning the possibility of classifying historical subjects into clear categories and the tendency to construct narratives with stable and coherent personalities. 87 For the complexities of Augustine’ conversion narrative, see P. FREDRIKSEN, ‘Paul and Augustine: Conversion Narratives, Orthodox Traditions and the Retrospective Self’, JThS 37 (1986), 3–34.

36 Before and during the fourth century, the Greek ethne and ethnikoi as well as the Latin gentes, gentiles and nationes are the most frequent words for non-Christians. 37 As mentioned above, the religious legislation could not prohibit paganism as a whole because there was no such religion. 38 The word is also used in a deliberately ambiguous manner, linking the non-Christian aspect with the barbarian nature. Hellenes Another term, the Greek Hellenes, became commonly used as the synonym for nonChristians.

However, they are not non-believers either because they have a vision of the Christian faith. They want to know the law of Christ but they do not want to obey its rules. 85 83 The concept incerti is also discussed in KAHLOS 2004, 5–24. 84 Cf. , S. HALL, ‘The Spectacle of the ‘other’’, Representation. Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices, London 1997, 223–79: 236 who writes of hybrids, such as mulattoes who are neither ‘white’ nor ‘black’ but float ambiguously in some unstable, dangerous, hybrid zone of indeterminacy in between.

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