Cyprian the Bishop / Edition 1

Cyprian the Bishop / Edition 1

by J. Patout Burns Jr., J. Patout Burns
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415238501

ISBN-13: 9780415238502

Pub. Date: 12/31/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is the first up-to-date, accessible study on the rule of Cyprian as the Bishop of Carthage in the 250s AD. It controversially shows that Cyprian radically enforced the primary emphasis on the unity of the church, interpreting loyalty in the community as fidelity to Christ.
It uses cultural anthropology to examine the impact of Cyprian's policy during the

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This is the first up-to-date, accessible study on the rule of Cyprian as the Bishop of Carthage in the 250s AD. It controversially shows that Cyprian radically enforced the primary emphasis on the unity of the church, interpreting loyalty in the community as fidelity to Christ.
It uses cultural anthropology to examine the impact of Cyprian's policy during the Decian persecution. Cyprian attempted to steer the middle ground between compromise and traditionalism and succeeded by defining the boundary between the empire and the church.
J. Patout Burns Jr. concentrates on social structures to reveal the logic of Cyprian's plan, the basis for its success in his time, and why it later failed. This book will be of great interest to classicists, ancient historians and sociologists as well as theologians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415238502
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/31/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Abbreviations
Preface
1. History of Cyprian's Controversies
2. Christians of Carthage under Persecution
3. Necessity of Repentance
4. Efficacy of the Reconciliation Ritual
5. Indivisibility of the Church
6. Initiation into Unity
7. Purity of the Church
8. Unity of the Episcopate
9. Cyprian's African Heritage
Bibliography
Indices

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