The Role of the Bishop in Late Antiquity: Conflict and Compromise

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A&C Black, Apr 11, 2013 - History - 270 pages
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Late Antiquity witnessed a major transformation in the authority and power of the Episcopate within the Church, with the result that bishops came to embody the essence of Christianity and increasingly overshadow the leading Christian laity. The rise of Episcopal power came in a period in which drastic political changes produced long and significant conflicts both within and outside the Church. This book examines these problems in depth, looking at bishops' varied roles in both causing and resolving these disputes, including those internal to the church, those which began within the church but had major effects on wider society, and those of a secular nature.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Gregory Nazianzen and Maximus in Constantinople
13
2 The Donatist Conflict as Seen by Constantine and the Bishops
31
The Conference of Carthage and the End of the Donatist Schism 411 AD1
47
4 Pacifiers and Instigators Bishops and Interreligious Conflicts in Late Antiquity
63
5 Controversy and Debate over Sexual Matters in the Western Church IV Century
83
CTh 16 2 31 CTh 16 5 46 Sirm 14 409
105
Conflict and Compromise in Epistula 11 of Consentius to Augustine1
127
Pope Zosimus and the Western Churches a 41718
145
Hormisdas and the Authority of the See of Rome
167
The Resolution of Religious Conflicts in Late Antiquity1
189
11 Bishops Imperialism and the Barbaricum
209
The Spanish Catholic Bishops and the Arian Kingdom of Toledo from Vouillé to Leovigild
229
13 The Bishops and the Byzantine Intervention in Hispania
245
Index
263
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Andrew Fear is Lecturer in Classics, University of Manchester, UK.
Jos Fern ndez Ubi a is Professor of Ancient History, University of Granada, Spain.
Mar Marcos is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Cantabria, Spain.

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