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Debating the saints' cult in the age of Gregory the Great

Author: Matthew Dal Santo; Gregory, Pope
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford studies in Byzantium.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book argues that the Dialogues on the Miracles of the Italian Fathers, Pope Gregory the Great's (590-604) most controversial work, should be considered from the perspective of a wide-ranging debate about the saints which took place in early Byzantine society. Like other contemporary works in Greek and Syriac, Gregory's Latin text debated the nature and plausibility of the saints' miracles and the propriety of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Named Person: Gregory, Pope; Gregory, Pope
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Dal Santo; Gregory, Pope
ISBN: 9780199646791 0199646791
OCLC Number: 769989314
Description: xii, 399 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Gregory the Great and the saints' cult in late antiquity --
1. Gregory the Great and Eustratius of Constantinople: The Dialogues on the miracles of the Italian fathers as an apology for the cult of the saints --
2. The fourth dialogue of Pope Gregory the Great: the early Byzantine context of a Latin disquisition on the soul --
3. Contesting the saints' miracles: the witness of early Byzantine lives and miracle collections --
4. The saints' inactivity post mortem: soul sleep and the cult of saints east of the Euphrates --
Conclusion: Debating the saints' cult in the age of Gregory the Great and Muhammad --
Epilogue: Visualizing the God-guarded empire with the Sinai icon of the virgin and child.
Series Title: Oxford studies in Byzantium.
Responsibility: Matthew Dal Santo.
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