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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


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


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