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The Role of the Bishop in Late Antiquity: Conflict and Compromise

The Role of the Bishop in Late Antiquity: Conflict and Compromise (Paperback)

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Late Antiquity witnessed a major transformation in the authority and power of the Episcopate within the Church, with the result that bishops came to embody the essence of Christianity and increasingly overshadow the leading Christian laity. The rise of Episcopal power came in a period in which drastic political changes produced long and significant conflicts both within and outside the Church. This book examines these problems in depth, looking at bishops' varied roles in both causing and resolving these disputes, including those internal to the church, those which began within the church but had major effects on wider society, and those of a secular nature.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalAncient history: to c 500 CEHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian Churches & denominations Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 28/08/2014 ISBN-13: 9781472583949  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Andrew Fear is Lecturer in Classics, University of Manchester, UK. Jose Fernandez Ubina is Professor of Ancient History, University of Granada, Spain. Mar Marcos Sanchez is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Cantabria, Spain.

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