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Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The works of Ambrosiaster, a Christian writing in Rome in the late 4th century, were influential on at the time and throughout the Middle Ages. This book starts by addressing the problem of the ... More


Ambrosiaster's Background

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

in Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the religious and secular background of Ambrosiaster. Ascertaining the nature of Ambrosiaster' s religious background is tricky, but establishing his likely secular background ... More


Diabolical Tyranny

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

in Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores Ambrosiaster's presentation of the Devil as the tyrannical opponent of God, and a spiritual political model for earthly tyrants and usurpers. He was not the first Christian to ... More


The Emergence of Ambrosiaster

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

in Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The chapter begins by explaining that two major Latin works, a set of Commentaries on all the Pauline epistles save Hebrews, and 127 Quaestiones on the Old and New Testaments are now known as the ... More


Conclusion

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

in Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the significance of the writings of Ambrosiaster. His writings present a rich repository of the theological, political, ecclesiastical, and social thought of a late Roman ... More


Introduction

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

in Ambrosiaster's Political Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230204
eISBN:
9780191710681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of how Ambrosiaster's writings can be examined. An overview of the succeeding chapters is then presented.


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