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Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity - a book by Rapp, Claudia

Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity

The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition

Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity( )
Author: Rapp, Claudia
Series title:Transformation of the Classical Heritage Ser.
Publication Date:May 2013
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $85.00
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Between 300 and 600, Christianity experienced a momentous change from persecuted cult to state religion. One of the consequences of this shift was the evolution of the role of the bishop--as the highest Church official in his city--from model Christian to model citizen. Claudia Rapp's exceptionally learned, innovative, and groundbreaking work traces this transition with a twofold aim: to deemphasize the reign of the emperor Constantine, which has traditionally been regarded as a...
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