Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity: The Jovinianist Controversy

Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity: The Jovinianist Controversy

by David G. Hunter
ISBN-10:
0199279780
ISBN-13:
9780199279784
Pub. Date:
03/29/2007
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity: The Jovinianist Controversy


Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity is the first major study in English of the 'heretic' Jovinian and the Jovinianist controversy. David G. Hunter examines early Christian views on marriage and celibacy in the first three centuries and the development of an anti-heretical tradition. He provides a thorough analysis of the responses of Jovinian's main opponents, including Pope Siricius, Ambrose, Jerome, Pelagius, and Augustine. In the course of his discussion Hunter sheds new light on the origins of Christian asceticism, the rise of clerical celibacy, the development of Marian doctrine, and the formation of 'orthodoxy' and 'heresy' in early Christianity.

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ISBN-13: 9780199279784
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/29/2007
Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies Series
Pages: 335
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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I. Jovinian and his world

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