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Ambrosiaster's Political Theology
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Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

Abstract

The works of Ambrosiaster, a Christian writing in Rome in the late 4th century, were influential on at the time and throughout the Middle Ages. This book starts by addressing the problem of the author's mysterious identity (which scholars have puzzled over for centuries) and places him in a broad historical and intellectual context. Later, it addresses Ambrosiaster's political theology, an idea which has been explored in other late Roman Christian writers but which has never been addressed in his works. The book also looks at how Ambrosiaster's attitudes to social and political order were form ... More

Keywords: Rome, late 4th century, Middle Ages, political theology, late Roman Christian writers, church, society, Roman empire, God, Devil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199230204
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe, author
Lecturer in Roman History, King's College London
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