Orthodoxy and the Courts in Late Antiquity

Author: Caroline Humfress
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198208413
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Approaching the subject of late Roman law from the perspective of legal practice revealed in courtroom processes, Caroline Humfress argues for a vibrant culture of forensic argumentation in late Antiquity - which included Christian controversies concerning 'heresy' and 'orthodoxy', revealing its far-reaching effects on theological debate.

Being Christian in Late Antiquity

Author: Carol Harrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199656037
Format: PDF
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Religious identity is a loaded concept that we tend to take for granted in the modern world. The essays in this volume look back to one of the most crucial, formative, periods in religious history in order to explore what it meant to be Christian under Late Antiquity. Whether analysing the relationship between Graeco-Roman and Jewish ways of reading, writing and thinking; or considering how early Christians sought to create and maintain communities within existingpower structures; or exploring geographic, linguistic, cultural and gender boundary-crossings, this volume demonstrates that was it was to 'be Christian' in Late Antiquity was constantly underconstruction and negotiation.

Sp tantiker Staat und religi ser Konflikt

Author: Johannes Hahn
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110240882
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Mit dem Prozess der Christianisierung entstand im Römischen Reich eine neue Art der gewaltsamen Auseinandersetzung: das religiös motivierte Vorgehen gegen Orte, Objekte oder Personen. Die radikalste Form dieser Aggression wandte sich gegen Heiligtümer des religiösen Gegners - Tempel, Synagogen oder Kirchengebäude. Die Folgen waren einschneidend: Der Angriff auf Kultorte forderte den Einsatz aller Institutionen des Reiches, vom Kaiser bis zu den städtischen Eliten. Mit der Machtverschiebung auf lokaler Ebene gelang es Bischöfen und religiösen Charismatikern, sich neben der Administration als neue Autoritäten zu etablieren. Die Beiträge analysieren die Perspektive des Imperiums und seiner Institutionen auf das Phänomen der religiösen Gewalt und das gewaltsame Vorgehen gegen Kultorte. Die Rolle der Gesetzgebung und das Verhältnis der Ebenen der kaiserlichen Verwaltung zueinander werden ebenso untersucht wie die Beziehung der staatlichen Institutionen zu den sich neu strukturierenden regionalen und lokalen Öffentlichkeiten. Zudem werden Handlungsspielräume auf regionaler und lokaler Ebene im Kontext der Erlasse und Gesetze bestimmt. Auf der Basis lokaler Fallstudien werden grundlegende Konfliktkonstellationen erörtert und jene Institutionen und Gruppen untersucht, welche die Konstellationen und Verlaufsformen der Konflikte maßgeblich bestimmten.

Heresy and Identity in Late Antiquity

Author: Eduard Iricinschi
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161491221
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The papers collected in this volume shift the focus away from "heretics" and "heresy" to heresiological discourse, by contextualizing the late antique Jewish and Christian groups that produced our extant literature. The contributors to the volume draw from multiple literary corpora and genres, bringing a variety of late antique perspective to explore the discursive construction of the Other. They unravel ethnic identities, and re-create the multiple voices textured in the dialogue between the "orthodox" and "heretical" writers.

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

Author: Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199996334
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The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity offers an innovative overview of a period (c. 300-700 CE) that has become increasingly central to scholarly debates over the history of western and Middle Eastern civilizations. This volume covers such pivotal events as the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity, the origins of Islam, and the early formation of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. These events are set in the context of widespread literary, artistic, cultural, and religious change during the period. The geographical scope of this Handbook is unparalleled among comparable surveys of Late Antiquity; Arabia, Egypt, Central Asia, and the Balkans all receive dedicated treatments, while the scope extends to the western kingdoms, and North Africa in the West. Furthermore, from economic theory and slavery to Greek and Latin poetry, Syriac and Coptic literature, sites of religious devotion, and many others, this Handbook covers a wide range of topics that will appeal to scholars from a diverse array of disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity engages the perennially valuable questions about the end of the ancient world and the beginning of the medieval, while providing a much-needed touchstone for the study of Late Antiquity itself.

Christianization and Communication in Late Antiquity

Author: Jaclyn L. Maxwell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139460471
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How did ordinary people and Church authorities communicate with each other in late antiquity and how did this interaction affect the processes of Christianization in the Roman Empire? By studying the relationship between the preacher and his congregation within the context of classical, urban traditions of public speaking, this book explains some of the reasons for the popularity of Christian sermons during the period. Its focus on John Chrysostom's sermons allows us to see how an educated church leader responded to and was influenced by a congregation of ordinary Christians. As a preacher in Antioch, Chrysostom took great care to convey his lessons to his congregation, which included a broad cross-section of society. Because of this, his sermons provide a fascinating view into the variety of beliefs held by the laity, demonstrating that many people could be actively engaged in their religion while disagreeing with their preacher.

Imperial Rome AD 284 to 363

Author: Jill Harries
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748653953
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This book is about the reinvention of the Roman Empire during the eighty years between the accession of Diocletian and the death of Julian.

A Companion to Augustine

Author: Mark Vessey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119025559
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A Companion to Augustine presents a fresh collection of scholarship by leading academics with a new approach to contextualizing Augustine and his works within the multi-disciplinary field of Late Antiquity, showing Augustine as both a product of the cultural forces of his times and a cultural force in his own right. Discusses the life and works of Augustine within their full historical context, rather than privileging the theological context Presents Augustine?s life, works and leading ideas in the cultural context of the late Roman world, providing a vibrant and engaging sense of Augustine in action in his own time and place Opens up a new phase of study on Augustine, sensitive to the many and varied perspectives of scholarship on late Roman culture State-of-the-art essays by leading academics in this field

Traditionalism and Radicalism in the History of Christian Thought

Author: C. Simut
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230113141
Format: PDF
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This book is concerned with the presentation and analysis of certain dogmatic issues such as christology, ecclesiology, pastoral work, anthropology, faith and bioethics among many others-all meant to illustrate how Christian thoughts stands between traditionalism and radicalism. It is both a dogmatic study and a historical overview of the topic.