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Namesake and Inheritance

Christine Luckritz Marquis

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter investigates how the intersection of names(akes), legacies, and social locations associated with the monastic tradition were negotiated in light of the first Origenist controversy.  It ... More


Afterlives

Michael Penn

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
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May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In 1903, the Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Mariano Rampolla was heir apparent to the papacy. But he became unexpectedly out of a job due to a veto by the Austro-Hungarian emperor. Rampolla ... More


Posthumous Orthodoxy

Christine Shepardson

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
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May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Melania the Younger died more than a decade before the Council of Chalcedon (451 CE) and the ensuing bitter conflicts between Chalcedonian and miaphysite Christians. Nevertheless, the Greek Vita by ... More


The Lost Generation

Andrew S. Jacobs

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Between the 370s and 410s, notable Christians left the Western Roman Empire to form monastic establishments in the nascent “holy land.” Melania the Elder was among the first wave of these Western ... More


Introduction

Catherine M. Chin and Caroline T. Schroeder

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter first provides a historical and biographical introduction to the lives of Melania the Elder and her granddaughter Melania the Younger. It then surveys the treatment of these figures in ... More


Exemplary Women

Caroline T. Schroeder

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Life of Melania the Younger is filled with emotional language and emotionally charged interactions between characters. Desire, zeal, distress, and other emotions paradoxically drive events in a ... More


Friends and Heretics

Susanna Drake

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the fifth century, the critiques leveled by Pelagius and his supporters troubled Augustine so much that he spent much of his last years refuting the Pelagians and distinguishing his thoughts on ... More


No Organised Movement Existed, and No Individual Held the Collection of Views Attributed to ‘Pelagianism’

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/9780197266397.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Evidence shows that there was too much variation of ideas within the group identified as ‘Pelagians’ for the idea of a separate, organised group to be tenable. On issues alleged to define ... More


Monastic Revivals

Stephen J. Davis

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Melania the Elder and Melania the Younger both traveled to Egypt and visited monks there before settling in Jerusalem and founding monasteries there. Despite their longstanding reputation as ... More


Holy Households

Maria Doerfler

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

From laws that linked a woman's economic independence to the number of children she had birthed to medical handbooks' treatment of fertility and women's portrayal in poetry and panegyric, the ... More


Sing, O Daughter(s) of Zion

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

As the Christianization of civic life progressed rapidly throughout the Roman Empire, one of the most effective means by which Christianity came to inhabit the Empire’s cities was through the ... More


Apostles and Aristocrats

Catherine M. Chin

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Life of Melania the Younger repeatedly refers to Melania and Pinian’s familial house in Rome, a house which “none of the senators in Rome had the means to buy” (Vita 14). This chapter uses the ... More


Wounded by Divine Love

Kristi Upson-Saia

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the Life of Melania, Gerontius explains that Melania was impelled to adopt an ascetic life because she had been “wounded by divine love” and that, later in life, that “wounding” prompted Melania ... More


Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Catherine M. Chin and Caroline T. Schroeder (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The lives of Melania the Elder and Melania the Younger span one of the most important periods of Christian history, reaching from the reign of Constantine through the reign of Theodosius II. They and ... More


Nazianzen and Other Late Antique Ascetics: Asceticism and Renunciation of Wealth and Slave Ownership

Ilaria L. E. Ramelli

in Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198777274
eISBN:
9780191823022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777274.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

Chapter 7 examines Nazianzen and ascetics who reveal the importance of asceticism in the rejection of slavery and social injustice. Nazianzen advocated radical asceticism reserved for some, ... More


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