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Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

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 ... More


Diabolical Tyranny

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

in Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores Ambrosiaster's presentation of the Devil as the tyrannical opponent of God, and a spiritual political model for earthly tyrants and usurpers. He was not the first Christian to ... More


Ambrosiaster's Background

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

in Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the religious and secular background of Ambrosiaster. Ascertaining the nature of Ambrosiaster' s religious background is tricky, but establishing his likely secular background ... More


The Gift, Reciprocity, and the Word

Morwenna Ludlow

in Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199280766
eISBN:
9780191712906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

John Milbank is not interested in an analysis of Cappadocian theology for its own sake. Rather, he is usually more interested in how Gregory fits into the a broader spectrum of Christian writers and ... More


The Emergence of Ambrosiaster

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

in Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The chapter begins by explaining that two major Latin works, a set of Commentaries on all the Pauline epistles save Hebrews, and 127 Quaestiones on the Old and New Testaments are now known as the ... More


Conclusion

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

in Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the significance of the writings of Ambrosiaster. His writings present a rich repository of the theological, political, ecclesiastical, and social thought of a late Roman ... More


Introduction

Yaacov Deutsch

in Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756537
eISBN:
9780199950201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756537.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

At the beginning of the sixteenth century, a long line of texts first appeared in Western Europe and made up a full-fledged literary genre—ethnographies about the Jews. The crux of these works is ... More


Introduction

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

in Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of how Ambrosiaster's writings can be examined. An overview of the succeeding chapters is then presented.


God’s Substance in Theological Tradition

Christopher Stead

in Divine Substance

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266303
eISBN:
9780191683015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266303.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter addresses the question: what is the substance of God? It reviews substance language in theology and suggests that one cannot trace a clear conceptual distinction established in antiquity ... More


Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Alan K. Bowman, Hannah M. Cotton, Martin Goodman, and Simon Price (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book covers the whole of the period in which Rome dominated the Mediterranean world. The belief shared by all the contributors is that the Roman empire is best understood from the standpoint of ... More


A Survey of the Ethnographic Accounts about the Jews

Yaacov Deutsch

in Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756537
eISBN:
9780199950201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756537.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Only from the outset of the 1500s did Christian authors systematically describe the customs and rituals of that era's Jews. The fruit of this early modern enterprise is over seventy-five works that ... More


The Word Homoousios

Christopher Stead

in Divine Substance

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266303
eISBN:
9780191683015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266303.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on the use of the word homoousios, usually translated as ‘consubstantial’ or ‘coessential’, which appears to have been introduced by Gnostic Christians in the 2nd century. The ... More


The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Kathy Gaca

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This work provides a reassessment of the emergence and nature of Christian sexual morality, the dominant moral paradigm in Western society since late antiquity. While many scholars, including Michel ... More


The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Aurelius Prudentius Clemens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aurelius Prudentius Clemens (348–c.406) is one of the great Christian Latin writers of late antiquity. He wrote poetry that was deeply influenced by classical writers and in the process he revived ... More


Divine Substance

Christopher Stead

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266303
eISBN:
9780191683015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266303.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book reviews the concept of substance as developed by ancient Greek philosophers, especially by Aristotle. It also considers how, when, and in what degree this concept affected the doctrine of ... More


The Ancient World

Timothy S. Miller and John W. Nesbitt

in Walking Corpses: Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451355
eISBN:
9780801470776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451355.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter traces the chronology of leprosy in the ancient world, as well as the attempts of the physicians of the time to identify and treat the disease. From the time of Rufus of Ephesus to the ... More


Introduction

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to interpret Saint Jerome's career as a biblical scholar and Christian writer within its immediate historical context, in the ... More


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