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From Nicaea to the Death of Constantine

Sara Parvis

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199280131
eISBN:
9780191603792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280134.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that Eustathius of Antioch’s deposition took place in autumn 327 as a result of real or faked evidence of sexual misdemeanour, triggering a reversal by Constantine of his previous ... 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


Mediation in Marcellus of Ancyra

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/9780199212606.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Marcellus of Ancyra's account of the ‘one God’ and how knowledge of that God comes to humanity. It begins by looking at Eusebius of Caesarea's portrait of Marcellus as one who ... More


Introduction: Gregory's Life and Work

Gregory A. Beeley

in Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God: In Your Light We Shall See Light

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195313970
eISBN:
9780199871827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313970.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The introduction provides an orientation to Gregory's' life and works within his multiple contexts. It covers Gregory's family, childhood, education, training in biblical study and Greek ... More


Trinitarian Debates from Nicaea (325) to Sirmium (351)

Carl L. Beckwith

in Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity: From De Fide to De Trinitate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551644
eISBN:
9780191720789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551644.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the Trinitarian debates from the Council of Nicaea (325) to the synod of Sirmium (351) and the emergence of the creed from Nicaea in the West as a standard of orthodoxy.


Theological Trajectories In the Early Fourth Century: I

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:
10.1093/0198755066.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Turns to the fourth and the most important point of departure: pre-existing tensions among theological trajectories present c.300. Looks first at Alexander and Athanasius’ theology and finds ... More


Eusebius

J. A. Cerrato

in Hippolytus between East and West: The Commentaries and the Provenance of the Corpus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246960
eISBN:
9780191697630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246960.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The earliest literary sources for the study of the Hippolytan corpus stem from the fourth century, harking back to traditions of the third. They include Eusebius of Caesarea, Epiphanius of Salamis, ... More


Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Isaiah: Christian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine

Michael J. Hollerich

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263685
eISBN:
9780191682636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263685.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339), bishop, church historian, and biographer of Constantine, is the major Christian witness to the Constantinian settlement. Despite his importance, his biblical exegesis ... More


Constantine: Lactantius, Eusebius of Caesarea, Arius, and the Council of Nicaea

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:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The new situation created by the rise to sole power of a Christian emperor was seen by many Christians as fulfilment of the prophecy that God's word would spread throughout the civilized world but ... More


Eusebius and Augustine

Dominic J. O’Meara

in Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses the extent to which Eusebius’ Christian politics of theocracy and Augustine’s rejection both of pagan political theory and of Christian theocracy (in the City of God) may ... More


Christology and Cosmology: Models of Divine Activity in Origen, Eusebius, and Athanasius

J. Rebecca Lyman

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267454
eISBN:
9780191683275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267454.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book offers a fresh interpretation of the relation between Greek thought and ancient Christian theology through an analysis of three foundational and controversial thinkers: Origen, Eusebius of ... More


The Seeds of Reaction

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:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Prominent bishops in the east remained sympathetic to Arius, and several anti‐Arian bishops, including Athanasius, were deposed. Athanasius and Eusebius of Caesarea both used the term ‘ecumenical’, ... More


The Origins of Scholarship on the Fourfold Gospel: From Alexandria to Caesarea

Matthew R. Crawford

in The Eusebian Canon Tables: Ordering Textual Knowledge in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198802600
eISBN:
9780191840890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802600.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In his Letter to Carpianus Eusebius refers to an earlier author named Ammonius of Alexandria who, he says, left to posterity the Diatessaron-Gospel. This chapter first identifies the Ammonius in ... More


Origen as a Student of Ammonius

Elizabeth DePalma Digeser

in A Threat to Public Piety: Christians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801441813
eISBN:
9780801463969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801441813.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the question of Origen's identity as well as his appropriation of Ammonius Saccas's teachings and how Ammonius's legacy evolved along a Christian path. It considers the ... More


From Preexistent Word to Consubstantial Son: The Arian Controversy

Hugh Nicholson

in The Spirit of Contradiction in Christianity and Buddhism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190455347
eISBN:
9780190455361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190455347.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the role of the rhetoric of Christological maximalism in the ongoing fourth-century debate over the generation of the Son—the so-called Arian controversy. Like the Logos ... 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


Form and Meaning: The Vita Constantini and the Vita Antonii

Averil Cameron

in Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223882
eISBN:
9780520925052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223882.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes meaning and form in Eusebius of Caesarea's biographical works Life of Constantine and Life of Antony. It explains that these works were written not more than twenty years apart ... More


Constantine’s Crusade: The Emperor’s Last Days and the Persian Campaign

Kyle Smith

in Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia: Martyrdom and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520289604
eISBN:
9780520964204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289604.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Constantine's planned religious campaign against Persia on behalf of the Christians and its possible motivations. Constantine's march toward the Mesopotamian battlefields where ... More


The Contra Christianos in the Context of Universalism

Michael Bland Simmons

in Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190202392
eISBN:
9780190202415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202392.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Beginning with Arnobius, the first Christian writer to respond to Porphyry, and continuing to a number of Byzantine authors, this chapter gives a catalog of all the writers whose works contain ... More


Body and Soul

Sophie Cartwright

in The Theological Anthropology of Eustathius of Antioch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198744559
eISBN:
9780191805813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744559.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter examines the relationship between body and soul in Eustathius. Eustathius promotes an anthropology heavily indebted to Irenaeus, in opposition to what he perceives as the Origenist and ... More


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