Cyprian the Bishop

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Abbreviations Preface 1.History of Cyprian's Controversies 2.Christians of Carthage under persecution 3.Necessity of repentance 4.Efficacy of the reconciliation ritual 5. Indivisibility of the Church 6.Initiation into Unity 7.Purity of the Church 8.Unity of the Episcopate 9.Cyprian's African heritage Bibliography Indices
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This is the first up-to-date, accessible study on the rule of Cyprian as the Bishop of Carthage in the 250s AD. It controversially shows that Cyprian radically enforced the primary emphasis on the unity of the church, interpreting loyalty in the community as fidelity to Christ.It uses cultural anthropology to examine the impact of Cyprian's policy during the Decian persecution. Cyprian attempted to steer the middle ground between compromise and traditionalism and succeeded by defining the boundary between the empire and the church.J. Patout Burns Jr. concentrates on social structures to reveal the logic of Cyprian's plan, the basis for its success in his time, and why it later failed. This book will be of great interest to classicists, ancient historians and sociologists as well as theologians.
Autor: J. Patout Jr. Burns, J. Pa Burns Jr
J. Patout Burns Jr. is Edward A Malloy Professor of Catholic Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is the author of The Development of Augustine's Doctrine of Operative Grace, and the editor of Theological Anthropology.

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Autor: J. Patout Jr. Burns
ISBN-13 :: 9780415238496
ISBN: 0415238498
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.11.2001
Verlag: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL
Gewicht: 404g
Seiten: 256
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 207x159x20 mm
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