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Bishops in Flight : Exile and Displacement in Late Antiquity.

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Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2019]
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1 online resource (224 pages)
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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In English.
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A free open access ebook is upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Flight during times of persecution has a long and fraught history in early Christianity. In the third century, bishops who fled were considered cowards or, worse yet, heretics. On the face, flight meant denial of Christ and thus betrayal of faith and community. But by the fourth century, the terms of persecution changed as Christianity became the favored cult of the Roman Empire. Prominent Christians who fled and survived became founders and influencers of Christianity over time. Bishops in Flight examines the various ways these episcopal leaders both appealed to and altered the discourse of Christian flight to defend their status as purveyors of Christian truth, even when their exiles appeared to condemn them. Their stories illuminate how profoundly Christian authors deployed theological discourse and the rhetoric of heresy to respond to the phenomenal political instability of the fourth and fifth centuries.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Abbreviations
Introduction
1. Athanasius of Alexandria in Flight
2. How to Return from Flight
3. John Chrysostom in Flight
4. To Rehabilitate and Return a Bishop in Flight
5. To Condemn a Bishop in Flight
6. Remembering Exile
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520971806
OCLC:
1089874420
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520971806 doi
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