Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity : the Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition. (eBook, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity : the Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition.

Author: Claudia Rapp
Publisher: Berkeley, California : University of California Press, 2013.
Series: The transformation of the classical heritage, 37
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 300 and 600, Christianity experienced a momentous change from persecuted cult to state religion. One of the consequences of this shift was the evolution of the role of the bishop—as the highest Church official in his city—from model Christian to model citizen. Claudia Rapp's exceptionally learned, innovative, and groundbreaking work traces this transition with a twofold aim: to deemphasize the reign of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Rapp
ISBN: 0520242963 9780520242968 1417585137 9781417585137 1597346578 9781597346573 0520280172 9780520280175 9781282357594 128235759X
OCLC Number: 881423827
Description: 1 online resource (1 online resource (358 pages)).
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS --
Part One --
1. The Nature of Leadership in Late Antiquity --
2. Pragmatic Authority --
3. Spiritual Authority --
4. Ascetic Authority --
Part Two --
5. Bishops in Action --
6. Social Contexts --
7. Cities --
8. Empire --
9. The Bishop as a New Urban Functionary --
Epilogue --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
INDEX
Series Title: The transformation of the classical heritage, 37
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Between 300 and 600, Christianity experienced a momentous change from persecuted cult to state religion. One of the consequences of this shift was the evolution of the role of the bishop - as the  Read more...

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