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Architects of PietyThe Cappadocian Fathers and the Cult of the Martyrs

Architects of Piety: The Cappadocian Fathers and the Cult of the Martyrs

Vasiliki M. Limberis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199730889
eISBN:
9780199895229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730889.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book examines the cult of the martyrs in the writings of the Cappadocian Fathers: Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus. Chapter 1 analyzes the complex rituals of the ... More

Arnobius of SiccaReligious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian

Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian

Michael Bland Simmons

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198149132
eISBN:
9780191672415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198149132.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Arnobius of Sicca, in North Africa, was a Christian convert writing in the time of the Emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century ad. His most famous work, Against the Pagans, was written shortly after ... More

The Art of Listening in the Early Church

The Art of Listening in the Early Church

Carol Harrison

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199641437
eISBN:
9780191755651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641437.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

How did people think about listening in the ancient world, and what evidence do we have of it in practice? The Christian faith came to the illiterate majority in the early Church through their ears. ... More

Ascetic EucharistsFood and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals

Ascetic Eucharists: Food and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals

Andrew McGowan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198269724
eISBN:
9780191683770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269724.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The early Eucharist has usually been seen as sacramental eating of token bread and wine in careful or even slavish imitation of Jesus and his earliest disciples. In fact the evidence suggests great ... More

Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Thomas L. Humphries, Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685035
eISBN:
9780191765537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685035.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book is about the Holy Spirit, monks, and other Catholic theologians who lived around the Mediterranean in the 5th and 6th centuries. It makes three interconnected arguments. The first argument ... More

Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

John Behr

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270003
eISBN:
9780191683862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270003.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book examines the ways in which Irenaeus and Clement understood what it means to be human. By exploring their theological perspectives through their writings, the author also offers a ... More

Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century PalestineThe Career of Peter the Iberian

Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career of Peter the Iberian

Cornelia B. Horn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199277537
eISBN:
9780191604171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277532.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores anti-Chalcedonian asceticism in Palestine, an area that has so far been relatively neglected in academic studies. Anti-Chalcedonian asceticism in Palestine is significant because ... More

The Asceticism of Isaac of Nineveh

The Asceticism of Isaac of Nineveh

Patrik Hagman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593194
eISBN:
9780191595677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593194.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The ascetic tracts of 7th century writer Isaac of Nineveh (Isaac the Syrian) provide a wealth of material to better understand early Christian asceticism. The study focuses on the role of the body in ... More

Ascetics and Ambassadors of ChristThe Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

John Binns

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The monasteries of the Jerusalem desert were famous throughout the Byzantine Christian world. Yet whilst much has been written about their counterparts in Egypt and Syria, this book is the first to ... More

AugustineChristian Truth and Fractured Humanity

Augustine: Christian Truth and Fractured Humanity

Carol Harrison

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752202
eISBN:
9780191695070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752202.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Society

St. Augustine, the North African bishop of Hippo (AD 354–430), has been much studied. But there has been no systematic attempt to consider the context which shaped his life and thought. Augustine's ... More

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