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Jovinian, Heresy, and Fourth‐Century Asceticism

David G. Hunter

in Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity: The Jovinianist Controversy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199279784
eISBN:
9780191707391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279784.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Both radical and moderate forms of encratism proliferated in the fourth century, encouraged by the spread of monasticism and Manichaeism. Anti‐heretical responses followed, both in literary works and ... More


The Iconoclast Controversy 726–843

J. M. Hussey

in The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198264569
eISBN:
9780191601170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198264569.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The introductory part discusses the growing cult of the icon in the Orthodox Church and the controversies that this gave rise to in the period 728–843; the cult started in the late sixth and seventh ... More


The Age of Photius (843–886)

J. M. Hussey

in The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198264569
eISBN:
9780191601170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198264569.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Covers the Orthodox Church in the period 843–86, and has six sections. The first begins by discussing the reign of the moderate Patriarch Methodius (843–7)—who was described as restoring orthodox ... More


“First among All Women”: The Story of Thecla in Textual Transmission and Iconographic Remains

Kim Haines-Eitzen

in The Gendered Palimpsest: Women, Writing, and Representation in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195171297
eISBN:
9780199918140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171297.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The focus of this chapter is the figure of Thecla, a female character who has seen significant scholarly attention in recent years. How does the textual transmission of the second-century Acts of ... More


Problems at Constantinople: Patriarch Ignatius

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/9780199264575.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the iconoclastic controversy and the revived iconoclasm in the early ninth century. Anxious to see the icons restored, empress Theodora decided to phase out the iconoclast ... More


After Origen

Peter Widdicombe

in The Fatherhood of God from Origen to Athanasius

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242481
eISBN:
9780191697111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242481.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the thoughts of Dionysius of Alexandria, Theognostus, and Methodius of Olympus. The writings of Dionysius of Alexandria provide evidence of the occurrence in the Alexandrian ... More


Schism in the Ammonian Community: Porphyry v. Methodius of Olympus

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/9780801441813.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the ripple effect of Porphyry of Tyre's arguments against universalism within the branch of the Ammonian community represented by Origen's heirs. In Porphyry's view, both ... More


Guide to the Dialogues

Alberto Rigolio

in Christians in Conversation: A Guide to Late Antique Dialogues in Greek and Syriac

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190915452
eISBN:
9780190915483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915452.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The guide presents all sixty dialogues that survive entirely or in fragmentary state until the end of the sixth century, arranged in chronological order so as to emphasize changes and transformations ... More


Late Antiquity and Early Medieval Europe (500–1000)

David W. Kling

in A History of Christian Conversion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780195320923
eISBN:
9780190062620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320923.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the varieties and methods of Christian conversion in early medieval Europe. Christians made repeated attempts to adjust Christian convictions to the realities of people who ... 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 Reception of Thecla in the Early Church

Susan E. Hylen

in A Modest Apostle: Thecla and the History of Women in the Early Church

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190243821
eISBN:
9780190243845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243821.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Scholars have argued that the later church “domesticated” Thecla, muting her power as it shut down leadership options for women. Instead, this chapter argues that Thecla remains powerful in the later ... 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


The Image of God

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/9780198744559.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter examines the image of God in Eustathius’s thought, and identifies three main strands. First, echoing Origen, Eustathius clearly distinguishes between humanity, including Christ’s ... More


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