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Doctrine and Power - a book by Galvo-Sobrinho, Carlos R.

Doctrine and Power

Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Doctrine and Power( )
Author: Galvo-Sobrinho, Carlos R.
Galvao-Sobrinho, Carlos R.
Series title:Transformation of the Classical Heritage Ser.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $75.00
Book Description:

During the fourth century A.D., theological controversy divided Christian communities throughout the Eastern half of the Roman Empire. Not only was the truth about God at stake, but also the authority of church leaders, whose legitimacy depended on their claims to represent that truth. In this book, Galvao-Sobrinho argues that out of these disputes was born a new style of church leadership, one in which the power of the episcopal office was greatly increased. The author shows how these...
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