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Being Christian in Vandal Africa : the politics of orthodoxy in the post-imperial West

Author: Robin Whelan
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Series: Transformation of the classical heritage, 59.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Being Christian in Vandal Africa investigates conflicts over Christian orthodoxy in the Vandal kingdom--the successor to Roman rule in North Africa, ca. 439 to 533 CE. Exploiting neglected texts, author Robin Whelan exposes a sophisticated culture of disputation between Nicene ("Catholic") and Homoian ("Arian") Christians and explores their rival claims to political and religious legitimacy. These  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Whelan, Robin, 1988-
Being Christian in Vandal Africa.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017033950
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Whelan
ISBN: 9780520968684 0520968689
OCLC Number: 999672156
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 301 pages)
Contents: African churches --
In dialogue with heresy : Christian polemical literature --
'What they are to US, we are to them' : Homoian orthodoxy and Homoousian heresy --
Ecclesiastical histories : reinventing the Arians --
Exiles on main street: Nicene bishops and the Vandal court --
Christianity, ethnicity and society --
Elite Christianity, political service and social prestige --
Epilogue: Homoian Christianity in the Post-Imperial West.
Series Title: Transformation of the classical heritage, 59.
Responsibility: Robin Whelan.

Abstract:

"Being Christian in Vandal Africa investigates conflicts over Christian orthodoxy in the Vandal kingdom--the successor to Roman rule in North Africa, ca. 439 to 533 CE. Exploiting neglected texts, author Robin Whelan exposes a sophisticated culture of disputation between Nicene ("Catholic") and Homoian ("Arian") Christians and explores their rival claims to political and religious legitimacy. These contests--sometimes violent--are key to understanding the wider and much-debated issues of identity and state formation in the post-imperial West."--Provided by publisher.

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"This is a remarkable first book by a young scholar.... it skillfully analyzes Christian texts from Vandal North Africa that have not received enough attention but which, as Whelan masterly shows, Read more...

 
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