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Doctrine and Power

Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Doctrine and Power( )
Author: Galvao-Sobrinho, Carlos R.
Series title:Transformation of the Classical Heritage Ser.
ISBN:978-0-520-25739-9
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Hardback
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...
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Pages:331
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Christian Church / History
Religion / Christian Theology / Systematic
Religion / Christian Church / Leadership
Religion / Christianity / History
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.006 x 9.087 x 1.13 Inches
Book Weight:1.298 Pounds

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