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Cyprian and Roman Carthage

Author: Allen Brent
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus believed fervently that his conversion experience had been a passage from the darkness of the world of Graeco-Roman paganism to his new vision of Christianity. But Cyprian's response as bishop to the Decian persecution was to be informed by the pagan culture that he had rejected so completely. His view of church order also owed much to Roman jurisprudential principles of legitimate  Read more...
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Named Person: Cipriano, Santo Obispo de Cartago.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Brent
ISBN: 9780521515474 0521515475
OCLC Number: 758987322
Notes: Índices.
Description: XV, 365 p. : il.
Contents: 1. Cyprian's life and controversies --
2. Cyprian's background in Roman Carthage --
3. Historiography in the age of Decius --
4. Decius' religious policy and political rhetoric --
5. The Decian persecution --
6. The church of the martyrs --
7. Stephen's challenge to the sacramentum unitatis --
8. A final postscript : Cyprian's legacy.
Responsibility: Allen Brent.

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Showing how Cyprian's response to the Decian persecutions was informed by his pagan background, this book draws on both archaeological and literary evidence in order firmly to anchor Cyprian's  Read more...

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