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Doctrine and power : theological controversy and Christian leadership in the later Roman Empire

Author: Carlos R Galvão-Sobrinho
Publisher: Berkeley : Univ. of Califirnia Pr., 2013.
Series: Transformation of the classical heritage, 51.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

During the fourth century AD, theological controversy divided Christian communities throughout the Eastern half of the Roman Empire. Not only was the truth about God at stake, but also the authority  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos R Galvão-Sobrinho
ISBN: 9780520257399 0520257391
OCLC Number: 862798371
Description: x, 310 Seiten.
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. Points of Departure: Theology and Christian Leadership in the Third-Century Church 1. Christian Leadership and the Challenge of Theology 2. "Not in the Spirit of Controversy": Truth, Leadership, and Solidarity Part II. God in Dispute: Devotion and Truth, A.D. 318--325 3. Precision, Devotion, and Controversy in Alexandria 4. Making the People a Partner to the Dispute 5. "For the Sake of the Logos": Spreading the Controversy 6. "To Please the Overseer of All": The Emperor's Involvement and the Politicization of Theology Part III. Defining God: Truth and Power, A.D. 325--361 7. Claiming Truth, Projecting Power, A.D. 325--337 8. The Challenge of Theology and Power in Action: Bishops, Cities, and Empire, A.D. 337--361 Conclusion Appendix Bishops Investigated or Deposed for Doctrinal Reasons before the Arian Controversy Compromise and Solidarity in Doctrinal Controversy in the Early Church The Workshops of Alexandria Kolluthus's Schism and the Arians The Recall of Arius and the Bithynian Bishops The Arian Community of Alexandria after Nicaea Athanasius and Arsenius of Hypsele Events Involving Athanasius from Spring 330 to Winter 332 From Athanasius's Flight to the Councils of Rome and Antioch, 339--341 List of Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Transformation of the classical heritage, 51.
Responsibility: Carlos R. Galvao-Sobrinho.


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