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Cyprian and Roman Carthage, Allen Brent

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Cyprian and Roman Carthage
Title
Cyprian and Roman Carthage
Statement of responsibility
Allen Brent
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus believed fervently that his conversion experience had been a passage from the darkness of the world of Graeco-Roman paganism to his new vision of Christianity. But Cyprian's response as bishop to the Decian persecution was to be informed by the pagan culture that he had rejected so completely. His view of church order also owed much to Roman jurisprudential principles of legitimate authority exercised within a sacred boundary spatially and geographically defined. Given the highly fragmented state of the non-Christian sources for this period, Cyprian is often the only really contemporary primary source for the events through which he lived. In this book, Allen Brent contributes to our understanding both of Roman history in the mid-third century and of the enduring model of church order that developed in that period"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brent, Allen
Dewey number
270.1092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1720.C8
LC item number
B74 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cyprian
  • Church history
  • Church discipline
  • Church polity
  • Carthage (Extinct city)
Label
Cyprian and Roman Carthage, Allen Brent
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 330-342) and indexes
Contents
Cyprian's life and controversies -- Cyprian's background in Roman Carthage -- Historiography in the age of Decius -- Decius' religious policy and political rhetoric -- The Decian persecution -- The church of the martyrs -- Stephen's challenge to the sacramentum unitatis -- A final postscript : Cyprian's legacy
Control code
000374739
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 365 p.
Isbn
9780521515474
Lccn
2010029484
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000374739
  • (OCoLC)607985390
Label
Cyprian and Roman Carthage, Allen Brent
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 330-342) and indexes
Contents
Cyprian's life and controversies -- Cyprian's background in Roman Carthage -- Historiography in the age of Decius -- Decius' religious policy and political rhetoric -- The Decian persecution -- The church of the martyrs -- Stephen's challenge to the sacramentum unitatis -- A final postscript : Cyprian's legacy
Control code
000374739
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 365 p.
Isbn
9780521515474
Lccn
2010029484
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000374739
  • (OCoLC)607985390

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