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The ‘Arianism’ of the ‘Eusebians’

David M. Gwynn

in The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter assesses Athanasius’ presentation of the ‘Eusebians’ as ‘Arian’. After a brief introduction to Athanasius’ highly polarized heresiological polemic, it traces Athanasius’ construction of ... More


Christ as Mediator: A Study of the Theologies of Eusebius of Caesarea, Marcellus of Ancyra, and Athanasius of Alexandria

Jon M. Robertson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212606
eISBN:
9780191707360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212606.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book presents a detailed study of the theological concept (divine mediation) that was central to the Christological controversy of the early 4th century. The subject of this study is the access ... More


The Origin of the ‘Eusebians’ in the Polemic of Athanasius

David M. Gwynn

in The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter traces the origins of Athanasius’ polemic against the ‘Eusebians’. The ‘Eusebian party’ first appears in the Encyclical Letter of Athanasius’ predecessor Alexander, and the analysis of ... More


Mediation in Eusebius of Caesarea

Jon M. Robertson

in Christ as Mediator: A Study of the Theologies of Eusebius of Caesarea, Marcellus of Ancyra, and Athanasius of Alexandria

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212606
eISBN:
9780191707360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212606.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter analyses Eusebius of Caesarea's understanding of the radical transcendence of God the Father, which influenced his view of the Word as an intervening mediator between the Father and the ... More


The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

David M. Gwynn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This monograph offers a historical and theological re-evaluation of the polemical writings of Bishop Athanasius of Alexandria (328-73) and their influence upon modern interpretations of the so-called ... More


Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

During the fourth century AD, theological controversy divided Christian communities throughout the eastern half of the Roman Empire. At stake in these disputes was not only the truth about God but ... More


Introduction

Jon M. Robertson

in Christ as Mediator: A Study of the Theologies of Eusebius of Caesarea, Marcellus of Ancyra, and Athanasius of Alexandria

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212606
eISBN:
9780191707360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212606.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter explores the perplexity of scholarly approaches to the early Arian controversy. It identifies recent approaches to the period that are inadequate due to erroneous ... More


Marcellus of Ancyra and the Lost Years of the Arian Controversy 325-345

Sara Parvis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199280131
eISBN:
9780191603792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280134.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the recent explosion of scholarship on the Arian controversy, the years immediately after Nicaea have been comparatively neglected. This is partly because the prevailing view in the ... More


Theological Controversy and the Cultivation of Monastic Support: The Alexandrian Patriarchate from 312 to 451 (Achillas to Dioscorus I)

Stephen J. Davis

in The Early Coptic Papacy: The Egyptian Church and Its Leadership in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248306
eISBN:
9781617970436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248306.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the history of the cultivation of monastic support and the theological controversies in the Egyptian Church during the period from 312 to 451 ad. It focuses on three theological ... More


Claiming Truth, Projecting Power, A.D. 325–337

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

in Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Nicaea failed to produce theological consensus, but in the politically charged climate after the council, theological disagreement became even more threatening to church leaders, who understood that ... More


Ecclesiastical Histories: Reinventing the Arians

Robin Whelan

in Being Christian in Vandal Africa: The Politics of Orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295957
eISBN:
9780520968684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295957.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the fundamental Nicene response to their opponents’ claim to Christian orthodoxy: they made them into Arians. It shows the intellectual effort this (deceptively difficult) move ... More


The Challenge of Theology and Power in Action: Bishops, Cities, and Empire, a.d. 337–361

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

in Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 8 argues that the dispute encouraged bishops to devise new strategies of asserting their authority in city and empire, sometimes in sheer opposition to the emperor and even questioning his ... More


Making the People a Partner to the Dispute

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

in Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the social dimensions of the theological controversy in Alexandria, following closely the efforts of rival churchmen to make ordinary Christians their partners in the dispute. ... More


“For the Sake of the Logos”: Spreading the Controversy

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

in Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 5 follows the dispute as it migrated outside of Egypt and engaged church leaders elsewhere in the East. It argues that the same processes at work in Alexandria fueled the expansion of the ... More


Introduction

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

in Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The introduction describes the genesis of this study in light of the author's interests in religious violence associated with the so-called Arian controversy in the fourth century AD. After briefly ... More


“To Please the Overseer of All”: The Emperor's Involvement and the Politicization of Theology

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

in Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 6 deals with the impact on the controversy of Constantine's intervention and the “criminalization” of doctrinal dissent following the proclamation of Nicene orthodoxy. Thereafter, theological ... More


Precision, Devotion, and Controversy in Alexandria

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

in Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520257399
eISBN:
9780520954663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257399.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter demonstrates how, in the early Arian controversy in Alexandria, there was a subtle but fundamental change in the nature of church leaders' response to theological disagreement. ... More


“The God of the Martyrs Refuses You”: Religious Violence, Political Discourse, and Christian Identity in the Century after Constantine

Michael Gaddis

in There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241046
eISBN:
9780520930902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241046.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter investigates certain aspects of the complicated relationship between church and state in the fourth century, focusing mainly on the doctrinal and factional conflicts commonly known as ... More


The Theological Anthropology of Eustathius of Antioch

Sophie Cartwright

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198744559
eISBN:
9780191805813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744559.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book explores Eustathius of Antioch’s theological anthropology, offering unprecedented insight into one of the early ‘Arian’ controversy’s most important thinkers. It situates Eustathius in ... More


“The Church is the Flesh of Christ”: The Tractatus de Epithalamio of Gregory of Elvira

Karl Shuve

in The Song of Songs and the Fashioning of Identity in Early Latin Christianity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198766445
eISBN:
9780191821325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766445.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the late fourth-century Spanish bishop Gregory of Elvira, whose Tractatus de epithalamio is the earliest extant commentary on the Song composed in Latin. It is argued that the ... More


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