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Authority and Asceticism from Augustine to Gregory the Great

Conrad Leyser

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208686
eISBN:
9780191678127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208686.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book examines the formation of the Christian ascetic tradition in the western Roman Empire during the period of the barbarian invasions, c.400–600. In an aggressively competitive political ... More


Ascetic Authority

Claudia Rapp

in Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242968
eISBN:
9780520931411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242968.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter mainly addresses the ascetic authority. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of the desert—a symbol of total withdrawal and rejection of the world—as a training ground for those ... More


Pragmatic Authority

Claudia Rapp

in Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242968
eISBN:
9780520931411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242968.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter shows how the concrete or pragmatic authority of bishops within the church has its roots in an appreciation of a bishop's spiritual abilities. It presents an overview of the early church ... More


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