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Renouncing the world yet leading the church : the monk-bishop in late antiquity

Author: Andrea Sterk
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
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In the 4th-6th centuries, the monk-bishop became the dominant model of ecclesiastical leadership in the eastern Roman Empire and Byzantium. Andrea Sterk explores the social, political intellectual and theological grounding for this development.
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Named Person: Basil, Saint Bishop of Caesarea; Gregory, of Nyssa Saint; Gregory, of Nazianzus Saint.; John Chrysostom, Saint; Basile, saint évêque de Césarée; Grégoire, de Nysse saint; Grégoire, de Nazianze saint.; Jean Chrysostome, saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Sterk
ISBN: 0674011899 9780674011892
OCLC Number: 52858487
Description: viii, 360 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I: BASIL OF CAESAREA AND THE EMERGENCE OF AN IDEAL: --
Monks and bishops in the Christian East from 325 to 375 --
Asceticism and leadership in the thought of Basil of Caesarea --
Reframing and reforming the episcopate: Basil's direct influence --
II: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IDEAL: --
Gregory of Nyssa: On Basil, Moses, and episcopal office --
Gregory of Nazianzus: ascetic life and episcopal office in tension --
John Chrysostom: the model monk-bishop in spite of himself --
III: THE TRIUMPH OF AN IDEAL: --
From nuisances to episcopal ideals: civil and ecclesiastical legislation --
Normalizing the model: the Fifth-Century church histories --
The broadening appeal: monastic and hagiographical literature --
Epilogue: The legacy of the monk-bishop in the Byzanine world.
Responsibility: Andrea Sterk.

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In the 4th-6th centuries, the monk-bishop became the dominant model of ecclesiastical leadership in the eastern Roman Empire and Byzantium. Andrea Sterk explores the social, political intellectual and theological grounding for this development.

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