""Christianity's Quiet Success makes an original contribution to the field that significantly improves our understanding of the complexity of Christian belief and practice in late antique Gaul. The book brings a little-known collection of texts to the forefront and offers a series of important insights into their composition and function. which dispel previous scholarly confusion about them."---George Demacopoulos, Fordham University" ""This is a model study. With a deft survey of the evidence and an eyefor telling detail. Lisa Bailey has substantially added to our understanding of preaching. modes of persuasion, and everyday religious practice in late antique Gaul. Sins and sinners, problems of faith. the troubling facts of injustice, the shared work of salvation---all are illuminated in this penetrating analysis."---William E. Klingshirn, The Catholic University of America" ""A thorough study of the Eusebius Gallicanus collection was long due, in particulara study that is not focused only on the question of authorship. Lisa Bailey convincingly shows that the collection was made for the average Gallic preacher and that it can therefore provide a picture of late antique Christianity that significantly differs from the one we get through the sermons of figures like Augustine or Caesarius of Arles."---Eric Rebillard. Cornell University"--BOOK JACKET.