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Hippolytus and the Roman Church in the Third Century: Communities in Tension Before the Emergence of a Monarch-Bishop (Hardback)

Allen Brent, Revd Allen Brent

Edité par Brill, Netherlands, 1995
ISBN 10: 9004102450 / ISBN 13: 9789004102453
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Titre : Hippolytus and the Roman Church in the Third...

Éditeur : Brill, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 1995

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Allen Brent examines the significance of the Hippolytan events in the life of the Roman Church in the early third century. Developing the thesis of at least two authors in the Hippolytan corpus, he proposes a new, redactional explanation of the relation between these different authors and the theological and social tensions to which their work bears witness. Brent reconstructs a picture of the community that contextualizes both the Hippolytan literature and in particular the Statue, for which he proposes a new interpretation as a community artefact though universally misjudged as a monument to an individual. Tertullian s relationship with Callistus is finally re-assessed. This work is thus an important contribution to new understandings of a period critical both for the development of Church Order and embryonic Trinitarian Orthodoxy. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789004102453

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Synopsis : This text examines the significance of the Hippolytan events in the life of the Roman Church in the early third century. Developing the thesis of at least two authors in the Hippolytan corpus, it proposes a new, redactional explanation of the relationship between these different authors and the theological and social tensions to which their work bears witness. The book reconstructs a picture of the community that contextualizes both the Hippolytan literature and in particular the Statue, for which the author proposes a new interpretation as a community artefact, though universally misjudged as a monument to an individual. Tertullian's relationship with Callistus is finally re-assessed. This work is therefore an important contribution to the understanding of a period critical both for the development of Church Order and embryonic Trinitarian Orthodoxy.

A propos de l'auteur: Allen Brent, Ph.D. (1978) Leeds, is Associate Professor in History, University of North Queensland, and Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge (1994). His publications include articles on Ignatios of Antioch and the Second Century, and Cultural Episcopacy and Ecumenism, (Brill, 1992).

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