• Architecture

The Library of Eusebius of Caesarea

Author: Andrew Carriker
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004131323
Category: Architecture
Page: 358
View: 8630
Annotation When Eusebius (260-340) was bishop of Caesarea Maritima in Palestine, he drew materials for his scholarship from the library founded a century earlier by Origen (185-254) to support his own biblical criticism and teaching. Carriker says the library was important not only for its Christian and Jewish texts, but also for its collection of Greek literature, primarily philosophical and historical works. No physical remains or catalogue survives, so he sifts clues from four of Eusebius' many works to identify philosophy, poetry and oratory, history, Jewish literature, Christian literature and documents, and contemporary documents the library might have contained. The study is revised from his 1999 dissertation in history for Columbia University. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

    • Religion

Ignatius of Antioch and the Arian Controversy

Author: Paul Gilliam III
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004342885
Category: Religion
Page: 272
View: 9560
In Ignatius of Antioch and the Arian Controversy, Paul R. Gilliam III contends that the legacy of second-century martyr Ignatius of Antioch was alive and well during the fourth century as Nicene and Non-Nicene proponents fought for their understanding of the relationship of the Son to the Father.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Reconsidering Eusebius

Collected Papers on Literary, Historical, and Theological Issues.
Author: Sabrina Inowlocki,Claudio Zamagni
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004203850
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 254
View: 3644
Drawing on history, philology, literature, archeology, and theology, this book offers new approaches to Eusebius' well and less known writings as well as to his unique contribution to late antique culture.

    • Philosophy

The Libraries of the Neoplatonists

Proceedings of the Meeting of the European Science Foundation Network “Late Antiquity and Arabic Thought. Patterns in the Constitution of European Culture” held in Strasbourg, March 12-14 2004 under the impulsion of the Scientific Committee of the meeting
Author: Cristina D' Ancona
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047419472
Category: Philosophy
Page: 576
View: 581
The transmission of Greek learning to the Arabic-speaking world paved the way to the rise of Arabic philosophy. This volume offers a deep and multifarious survey of transmission of Greek philosophy through the schools of late Antiquity to the Syriac-speaking and Arabic-speaking worlds.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Epiphanius of Cyprus

Imagining an Orthodox World
Author: Young R Kim
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472119540
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 278
View: 5330
Brings a balanced perspective to a controversial scholar of heresies

    • Biography & Autobiography

Early Christian Thinkers

The Lives and Legacies of Twelve Key Figures
Author: Paul Foster
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830839372
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 203
View: 6175
An international team of top scholars introduces a pivotal, early moment in the history of orthodox doctrine through the lives and works of key second and third century Christians.

    • History

Christianity, Empire, and the Making of Religion in Late Antiquity

Author: Jeremy M. Schott
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812203461
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 8810
In Christianity, Empire, and the Making of Religion in Late Antiquity, Jeremy M. Schott examines the ways in which conflicts between Christian and pagan intellectuals over religious, ethnic, and cultural identity contributed to the transformation of Roman imperial rhetoric and ideology in the early fourth century C.E. During this turbulent period, which began with Diocletian's persecution of the Christians and ended with Constantine's assumption of sole rule and the consolidation of a new Christian empire, Christian apologists and anti-Christian polemicists launched a number of literary salvos in a battle for the minds and souls of the empire. Schott focuses on the works of the Platonist philosopher and anti- Christian polemicist Porphyry of Tyre and his Christian respondents: the Latin rhetorician Lactantius, Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, and the emperor Constantine. Previous scholarship has tended to narrate the Christianization of the empire in terms of a new religion's penetration and conquest of classical culture and society. The present work, in contrast, seeks to suspend the static, essentializing conceptualizations of religious identity that lie behind many studies of social and political change in late antiquity in order to investigate the processes through which Christian and pagan identities were constructed. Drawing on the insights of postcolonial discourse analysis, Schott argues that the production of Christian identity and, in turn, the construction of a Christian imperial discourse were intimately and inseparably linked to the broader politics of Roman imperialism.

    • Religion

Eusebius of Caesarea's Commentary on Isaiah

Christian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine
Author: Michael J. Hollerich
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198263685
Category: Religion
Page: 230
View: 5002
Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339), bishop, church historian, and biographer of Constantine, is the major Christian witness to the Constantinian settlement. Despite his importance, his biblical exegesis has not received the attention it deserved. His Commentary on Isaiah, rediscovered in nearly complete form only this century, was written shortly after the Council of Nicaea in 325 and the unification of the empire under Constantine. It is thus an important witness to Eusebius' thinking on the Bible, the church, and the empire at a critical moment in his life and in the history of Christianity. The present book is the first comprehensive assessment of the commentary's methods and ideas. It examines how the new situation influenced Eusebius' reading of Isaiah, especially as revealed in his treatment of Judaism and Jewish exegesis. It also proposes that the commentary's focus on the `godly polity', meaning above all the church and its clergy, is a valuable corrective to interpretations of Eusebius' theology based too exclusively on the Constantinian literature.

    • Religion

Human Nature in Gregory of Nyssa

Philosophical Background and Theological Significance
Author: Johannes Zachhuber
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004274324
Category: Religion
Page: 271
View: 6085
This study in the thought of Gregory of Nyssa seeks to demonstrate in what sense and to what extent the philosophical notion of universal human nature functions as the systematic backbone of this church father's theology.

    • Religion

A Legacy of Preaching, Volume One---Apostles to the Revivalists

The Life, Theology, and Method of History’s Great Preachers
Author: Zondervan,
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310538238
Category: Religion
Page: 528
View: 9156
A Legacy of Preaching, Volume One--Apostles to the Revivalists explores the history and development of preaching through a biographical and theological examination of its most important preachers. Instead of teaching the history of preaching from the perspective of movements and eras, each contributor tells the story of a particular preacher in history, allowing the preachers from the past to come alive and instruct us through their lives, theologies, and methods of preaching. Each chapter introduces readers to a key figure in the history of preaching, followed by an analysis of the theological views that shaped their preaching, their methodology of sermon preparation and delivery, and an appraisal of the significant contributions they have made to the history of preaching. This diverse collection of familiar and lesser-known individuals provides a detailed and fascinating look at what it has meant to communicate the gospel over the past two thousand years. By looking at how the gospel has been communicated over time and across different cultures, pastors, scholars, and homiletics students can enrich their own understanding and practice of preaching for application today. Volume One covers the period from the apostles to the revivalists and profiles thirty preachers including Paul, Origen of Alexandria, Augustine of Hippo, Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, George Whitefield, and many more. Volume Two, available separately, covers the period from the Enlightenment to the present day and profiles thirty-one preachers including Charles Haddon Spurgeon, D. L. Moody, Billy Sunday, Karl Barth, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, John Stott, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Martin Luther King Jr., Billy Graham, and more. Covering a broad range of preaching over the centuries, the two-volume A Legacy of Preaching reference set is the definitive reference for experienced preachers who wish to deepen their own preaching as well as aspiring students who want to learn from the masters of the past.

    • Classical philology


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Publisher: N.A
Category: Classical philology
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    • Religion

The Demonic in the Political Thought of Eusebius of Caesarea

Author: Hazel Johannessen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191091049
Category: Religion
Page: 280
View: 5551
The Demonic in the Political Thought of Eusebius of Caesarea explores how Eusebius of Caesarea's ideas about demons interacted with and helped to shape his thought on other topics, particularly political topics Hazel Johannessen builds on and complements recent work on early Christian and early modern demonology. Eusebius' political thought has long drawn the attention of scholars who have identified in some of his works the foundations of later Byzantine theories of kingship. However, Eusebius' political thought has not previously been examined in the light of his views on demons. Moreover, despite frequent references to demons throughout many of Eusebius' works, there has been no comprehensive study of Eusebius' views on demons, until now, as expressed throughout a range of his works. The originality of this study lies both in an initial examination of Eusebius' views on demons and their place in his cosmology, and in the application of the insights derived from this to consideration of his political thought. As a result of this new perspective, Johannessen challenges scholars' traditional characterization of Eusebius as a triumphal optimist. Instead, she draws attention to his concerns about a continuing demonic threat, capable of disrupting humankind's salvation, and presents Eusebius as a more cautious figure than the one familiar to late antique scholarship.

    • Religion

Recovering Jewish-Christian Sects and Gospels

Author: Petri Luomanen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004217436
Category: Religion
Page: 312
View: 4700
This book provides a new approach to patristic sources on the earliest Jewish Christians. It shows the artificial nature of the church fathers’ discourse and challenges the widely accepted theory of three Jewish-Christian gospels, bringing the Gospel of the Hebrews closer to its synoptic cousins.

    • Religion

Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica

Author: Aaron P. Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199296138
Category: Religion
Page: 261
View: 7676
"Readership: Scholars and students of early Christianity; classics; late antiquity; ancient philosophy."--BOOK JACKET.

    • Religion

Faith Gives Fullness to Reasoning

The Five Theological Orations of Gregory Nazianzen
Author: Frederick W. Norris
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004092532
Category: Religion
Page: 314
View: 1851

    • Religion

Adventus Domini

Eschatological Thought in 4th Century Apses and Catecheses
Author: Geir Hellemo
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004088368
Category: Religion
Page: 309
View: 7350

    • Religion

Violence in Ancient Christianity

Victims and Perpetrators
Author: Albert Geljon,Riemer Roukema
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004274901
Category: Religion
Page: 260
View: 9916
The ambivalence of ancient Christianity toward violence is investigated in ten studies, ranging from the persecution of Christians to Christian oppression of Jews, heretics and pagans, and the application of Jesus’ teaching to love one’s enemies.

    • Religion

A Newly Discovered Greek Father

Cassian the Sabaite Eclipsed by John Cassian of Marseilles
Author: Panayiotis Tzamalikos
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004224416
Category: Religion
Page: 715
View: 3487
A critical edition an ancient manuscript, which has resulted in discovery of Cassian the Sabaite, whom Medieval forgery extinguished, by attributing heavily interpolated Latin translations of this Greek original to a figment called ‘John Cassian’. This erudite Sabaite intellectual is Pseudo-Caesarius and the author of Pseudo Didymus' De Trinitate.