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Theophilus of Alexandria and the first Origenist controversy : rhetoric and power

Author: Krastu Banev; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online).
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: Oxford early Christian studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In the age of the Theodosian dynasty and the establishment of Christianity as the only legitimate religion of the Roman Empire, few figures are more pivotal in the power politics of the Christian church than archbishop Theophilus of Alexandria (385-412). This work examines the involvement of archbishop Theophilus in the so-called First Origenist Controversy when the famed third-century Greek theologian Origen  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version: Banev, Krastu.
Theophilus of Alexandria and the first Origenist controversy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014947501
(OCoLC)884242416
Named Person: Theophilus, Archbishop of Alexandria; Origen.; Origen.; Theophilus, Archbishop of Alexandria
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Krastu Banev; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online).
ISBN: 0191793663 9780191793660 9780191040917 0191040916
OCLC Number: 907221570
Description: 1 online resource (x, 233 pages .).
Contents: Introduction: Why study the first Origenist controversy again? --
Part I. Theophilus of Alexandria and the Origenist controversy. Historical background --
Theological issues --
The anti-Origenist councils of 400 --
Part II. Background for the analysis of Theophilus' rhetoric. Classical rhetoric and Christian Paideia --
Classical rhetoric : theoretical foundations --
Part III. Analysis of Theophilus' rhetoric. Rhetorical proofs from pathos, ethos, and logos --
Rhetorical proofs from liturgy and scripture --
Part IV. The monastic reception of Theophilus' rhetoric. The value of monastic sources --
The image of Theophilus in the Apophthegmata.
Series Title: Oxford early Christian studies.
Responsibility: Krastu Banev.

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This book is a literary-historical study of the letters of Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria (385-412) and the success of their rhetorical persuasion in securing the condemnation of Origen and the  Read more...

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