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Some Church Fathers on Christ's Priesthood

Gerald O'Collins and Michael Keenan Jones

in Jesus Our Priest: A Christian Approach to the Priesthood of Christ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576456
eISBN:
9780191723032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576456.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the scattered references to Christ's priesthood made by the fathers of the Church from Clement of Rome down to Gregory the Great, with particular attention paid to major ... More


Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Demetrios S. Katos

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696963
eISBN:
9780191731969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Church History

This book examines the life, work, and thought of Palladius of Helenopolis (ca. 362–420), an important witness of late antique Christianity and author of the Dialogue on the Life of St. John ... More


The Origenist monk and bishop

Demetrios S. Katos

in Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696963
eISBN:
9780191731969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Church History

This chapter surveys Palladius' life from the beginning of his ascetic career to his composition of the Dialogue on the Life of St. John Chrysostom. It narrates his career among a social network of ... More


Dio Chrysostom’s Construction of Olbia

BALBINA BÄBLER

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses Dio Chrysostom, a wealthy Greek who was banished from Prusa and who was exiled to Olbia. It focuses on his construction and illustration of Olbia through his thirty-sixth ... More


Josephus and Greek Literature in Flavian Rome

Christopher P. Jones

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the ways in which Josephus’ rhetorical style of historical writing was influenced by other Greek writers in the Flavian period. It is somewhat difficult to locate such writers ... More


Engaging Paradigms

Susan R. Holman

in God Knows There's Need: Christian Responses to Poverty

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383621
eISBN:
9780199870479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383621.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Church History

This chapter explores early Christian texts on poverty responses between the fourth and sixth centuries. It applies the book's three paradigms and a vision for practical social action to the ... More


Grace and the Logos' Double Birth in the Early Church

Donald Fairbairn

in Grace and Christology in the Early Church

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256143
eISBN:
9780191600586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256144.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the light of the book's treatment of grace and christology, this chapter argues that the central issue in patristic christology was not whether Christ was one person or two or whether one spoke of ... More


 “Great Is Circumcision”: Christian Condemnation, Jewish Veneration

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The earliest converts to Christianity were expected to accept circumcision; but in his sharply worded letter to the Galatians, Paul disdained the practice as spiritually worthless. Justin Martyr and ... More


‘Walk Towards him Shining’ 1

Lewis Ayres

in Nicaea and its Legacy: An Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780198755067
eISBN:
9780191602788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198755066.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Builds on the previous two, looking first at common pro-Nicene anthropological themes. Pro-Nicenes share ‘dual-focus’ anthropologies, in which a rightly ordered soul is attentive both to the ... More


Libanius the Sophist: Rhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century

Raffaella Cribiore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452079
eISBN:
9780801469084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452079.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Libanius of Antioch was a rhetorician of rare skill and eloquence. So renowned was he in the fourth century that his school of rhetoric in Roman Syria became among the most prestigious in the Eastern ... More


John Chrysostom

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0050
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Discusses the career and reputation of John Chrysostom (c.347–407) and the religious consequences of the political events of his time. John first came to prominence at Antioch through his strict ... More


Innocent I and John Chrysostom's Honour: Alaric and the Fall of Rome

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0051
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Controversy about the excommunication of John Chrysostom affected relations between east and west, as pope Innocent I (401–17) defended John's reputation and gradually gained some support in the ... More


Jesus' Descent to the Underworld

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The fifth chapter categorizes various early Christian opinions on who exactly was saved during Christ's descent to the underworld or Hades, an event known in later theology as the “harrowing of ... More


Advocacy in the Dialogue on the Life of St John Chrysostom

Demetrios S. Katos

in Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696963
eISBN:
9780191731969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Church History

This chapter argues that the Dialogue on the Life of St. John Chrysostom should be understood as a legal argument in defense of John composed in accordance with the principles of late antique ... More


Conclusion

Michael Peppard

in The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753703
eISBN:
9780199914432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753703.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This short chapter uses a fourth‐century homily of John Chrysostom about baptism as a way to recapitulate the main themes of the book.


Confrontation in the Early Episcopacy

Susan Wessel

in Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy: The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268467
eISBN:
9780191699276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268467.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses Cyril's early episcopacy, including his polemical confrontation with Jews, pagans, and Arians. By these polemics, Cyril forged his distinctly Alexandrian vision of ... More


Constantinople’s Growing Power: Socrates the Historian

Henry Chadwick

in East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church: From Apostolic Times until the Council of Florence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264575
eISBN:
9780191698958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264575.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

Written a few years before Theodisius II's death, a notable church history in continuation of Eusibius was compiled by Socrates of Constantinople. This chapter focuses on his work, where his motive ... More


Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Chris L. de Wet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286214
eISBN:
9780520961555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286214.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book introduces and investigates the novel concept of doulology, the discourse of slavery, in the homilies of John Chrysostom, the late fourth-century priest and bishop. The text examines the ... More


Pseudonymous Writing in the Late Antique Christian East

Charles M. Stang

in Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite: "No Longer I"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640423
eISBN:
9780191738234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640423.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

The first part of this chapter charts various modern accounts of pseudonymity in the ancient world, and highlights one labeled “religious” or “psychological,” which argues that pseudonymous writing ... More


Introducing Doulology

Chris L. de Wet

in Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286214
eISBN:
9780520961555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286214.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book explores the dynamics of the discourse of slavery, referred to as doulology, in the homilies of fourth-century priest and bishop John Chrysostom. Drawing on the analytical concepts of ... More


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