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Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Andrew S. Jacobs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520291126
eISBN:
9780520964983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291126.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Epiphanius, Bishop of Constantia on the island of Cyprus from 367 to 403 CE, was incredibly influential in the last decades of the fourth century. Whereas his major surviving text (the Panarion, an ... More


Introduction: Epiphanius, Now and Then

Andrew S. Jacobs

in Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520291126
eISBN:
9780520964983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291126.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book seeks to broaden the framework for understanding Christian late antiquity by presenting a “cultural biography” of Epiphanius of Cyprus. More specifically, it reimagines certain core ... More


Discipline: Improvisational Style

Andrew S. Jacobs

in Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520291126
eISBN:
9780520964983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291126.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter draws on Epiphanius of Cyprus's writings on bodily and institutional control to examine the way he portrays the exercise of religious discipline. It begins with Epiphanius's recitation ... More


Scripture

Andrew S. Jacobs

in Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520291126
eISBN:
9780520964983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291126.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter considers Epiphanius of Cyprus's seemingly disorganized approach to biblical interpretation as an instance of ancient antiquarianism, which operates by a very different logic than the ... More


Christianized Ethnography: Paradigms of Heresiological Knowledge

Todd S. Berzon

in Classifying Christians: "Ethnography, Heresiology, and the Limits of Knowledge in Late Antiquity"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284265
eISBN:
9780520959880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284265.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter considers the rhetorical and ethnographic strategies utilized by Epiphanius of Salamis and Theodoret of Cyrrhus to organize the diverse world of Christian heresy. Though contextually and ... More


The Infinity of Continuity: Epiphanius of Salamis and the Limits of the Ethnographic Disposition

Todd S. Berzon

in Classifying Christians: "Ethnography, Heresiology, and the Limits of Knowledge in Late Antiquity"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284265
eISBN:
9780520959880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284265.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter focuses on the ethnographic and epistemological limitations of Epiphanius' Panarion. Organizing the heretical world forces the heresiologists, like various classical ethnographers before ... More


The Christian Invention of Satanism

Ruben van Luijk

in Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190275105
eISBN:
9780190275136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275105.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes how the concept of Satanism emerged within the context of Christianity. The latter religion played not only a pivotal role in the proliferation of the concept of the devil as ... More


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