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Theodoret's People : Social Networks and Religious Conflict in Late Roman Syria, Hardback Book

Theodoret's People : Social Networks and Religious Conflict in Late Roman Syria Hardback

Part of the Transformation of the Classical Heritage series

Description

"Theodoret's People" sheds new light on religious clashes of the mid-fifth century regarding the nature (or natures) of Christ.

Adam M. Schor focuses on Theodoret, bishop of Cyrrhus, his Syrian allies, and his opponents, led by Alexandrian bishops Cyril and Dioscorus.

Although both sets of clerics adhered to the Nicene creed, their contrasting theological statements led to hostilities, violence, and the permanent fracturing of the Christian community.

Schor closely examines council transcripts, correspondence, and other records of communication.

Using social network theory, he argues that Theodoret's doctrinal coalition was actually a meaningful community, bound by symbolic words and traditions, riven with internal rivalries, and embedded in a wider world of elite friendship and patronage.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 360 pages, 20 line illustrations
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ancient history: to c 500 CE
  • ISBN: 9780520268623

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