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Sons of Hellenism, fathers of the church : Emperor Julian, Gregory of Nazianzus, and the vision of Rome

Author: Susanna Elm
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
Series: Transformation of the classical heritage, 49.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings the writings of Julian, the last non-Christian Roman Emperor, and his most outspoken critic, Bishop Gregory of Nazianzus, a central figure of Christianity. This title compares these two men  Read more...

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Named Person: Gregory, of Nazianzus Saint.; Julian, Emperor of Rome; Grégoire de Nazianze, (saint ;; Julien, (empereur romain ;; Gregor, von Nazianz.; Kaiser) Julian (Römisches Reich; Gregorius, Nazianzenus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susanna Elm
ISBN: 9780520269309 0520269306
OCLC Number: 741751217
Description: xviii, 553 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Nazianzus and the Eastern Empire, 330-361 --
Julian, from Caesar to Augustus : Paris to Constantinople, 355-362 --
Philosopher, leader, priest : Julian in Constantinople, spring 362 --
On the true philosophical life and ideal Christian leadership : Gregory's inaugural address, Oration 2 --
The most potent pharmakon : Gregory the Elder and Nazianzus --
Armed like a hoplite : Gregory the political philosopher at war : Eunomius, Photinus, and Julian --
A health-giving star shining on the East : Julian in Antioch, July 362 to March 363 --
The making of the apostate : Gregory's Oration 4 against Julian --
A bloodless sacrifice of words to the Word : logoi for the Logos --
Gregory's second strike, Oration 5 --
Conclusion : visions of Rome.
Series Title: Transformation of the classical heritage, 49.
Responsibility: Susanna Elm.

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"A learned study of how the writings of two religious rivals ... were products of the same cultural koine, Hellenism... Recommended." -- K. W. Harl, Tulane University Choice 20121201 "The refined Read more...

 
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