chapter  II
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The title of this work, Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain, indicates initially a study or reappraisal of the evidence for Christianity, followed by an assessment of the links with pagan religions and practices. In surveying prior research, it will be found convenient to consider separately the two aspects of the topic. With regard to Christianity, while there has not been a great deal written specifically on the subject, there is a considerable corpus of material on the religions of Roman Britain generally, and on individual sites and practices. Few authors, however, have touched on the relationship between pagan and Christian even in passing, although two (Toynbee 1 9 6 8 and Huskinson 1 9 7 4 ) 1 have dealt with pagan motifs in Christian art, with particular reference to Roman Britain.