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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


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


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


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


Agen(n)êtos and the Identity Thesis: Justin, Dionysius of Alexandria, and Athanasius

Andrew Radde‐Gallwitz

in Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199574117
eISBN:
9780191722110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574117.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 3 sets the stage for the subsequent discussion of Eunomius of Cyzicus and his opponents. It outlines the background to his view that ingeneracy, that is, having no cause, is the essential ... More


Pelagius did not Invent Anything: All the Teachings in His Writings Had Already Been Widely Disseminated in Ascetic Paraenesis (Part I)

Ali Bonner

in The Myth of Pelagianism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266397
eISBN:
9780191879586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266397.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 2 examines Athanasius of Alexandria’s Life of Antony and the two Latin translations of it, showing how all three versions stressed that human nature was innately inclined to goodness and that ... More


Arianism Opposed:The Word's Divinity is Not Diminished by Involvement in Suffering

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199269822
eISBN:
9780191601569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269823.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Five major interpretations of Arianism are considered. According to the Hanson-Wiles interpretation, the Arians used psilanthropic argument to emphasize that God suffered in Christ. The author shows ... More


Eclipsed in Exile: In Defense of Athanasius and the Ethiopians

Bernadette McNary-Zak

in The Garb of Being: Embodiment and the Pursuit of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823287024
eISBN:
9780823288908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287024.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Due to fortuitous timing just prior to his third exile, Archbishop Athanasius of Alexandria learned about, and secured copies of, two imperial letters written against him by Emperor Constantine’s ... More


The Canons of Antioch and the Dedication Council

Christopher W. B. Stephens

in Canon Law and Episcopal Authority: The Canons of Antioch and Serdica

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198732228
eISBN:
9780191796548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732228.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter introduces the canons of Antioch, their appearances in early collections of canon law and early historical narratives, and discusses the importance of episcopal subscription lists in MSS ... More


The Canons of Antioch in Context

Christopher W. B. Stephens

in Canon Law and Episcopal Authority: The Canons of Antioch and Serdica

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198732228
eISBN:
9780191796548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732228.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter tests the conclusions of the first chapter by examining the content of the canons of Antioch in detail. It proposes that the task is essential in addressing existing scholarly tradition ... More


Locating Christ in Scripture: Angels in the Development of Theological Reading

Ellen Muehlberger

in Angels in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931934
eISBN:
9780199332991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931934.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter follows the developments in the way that Christian leaders read Scripture during the fourth century. After the involvement of Constantine and the Council of Nicaea, Christian theological ... More


Crossing Over: The Companion Angel Tradition in Exemplary Lives

Ellen Muehlberger

in Angels in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931934
eISBN:
9780199332991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931934.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter demonstrates that the tradition of the companion angel developed in Evagrian ascetic circles informed the texts of two extremely popular works from late antiquity: Athanasius of ... More


Apologetic as Exhortation

D. H. Williams

in Defending and Defining the Faith: An Introduction to Early Christian Apologetic Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190620509
eISBN:
9780190620530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190620509.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the Middle Ages, spurious and anonymous works were spawned by the texts of more influential patristic writers like Justin (the Martyr). This chapter considers one text attributed to Justin, which ... 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


In Dialogue with Heresy: Christian Polemical Literature

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/9780520295957.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that a sophisticated culture of Christian disputation continued in Vandal Africa. It explores an understudied cache of heresiological literature, written in all the genres that ... More


The Sophiological Subtext of Neopatristic Theology

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701583
eISBN:
9780191771392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701583.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The chapter begins by problematizing the concept of the “Paris School” of Russian theology by considering the ways in which different émigré theologians fit and do not fit this label. It is ... More


Conclusion

Jelena Bogdanović

in The Framing of Sacred Space: The Canopy and the Byzantine Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190465186
eISBN:
9780190465209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465186.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The conclusion summarizes the major findings that reveal the canopy as a spatial and symbolic unit of sacred space. The creation and framing of sacred space in Byzantine-rite churches was achieved by ... More


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