Theodoret's People

Theodoret's People

Social Networks and Religious Conflict in Late Roman Syria

eBook - 2011
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Theodoret's People sheds new light on religious clashes of the mid-fifth century regarding the nature (or natures) of Christ. Adam M. Schor focuses on Theodoret, bishop of Cyrrhus, his Syrian allies, and his opponents, led by Alexandrian bishops Cyril and Dioscorus. Although both sets of clerics adhered to the Nicene creed, their contrasting theological statements led to hostilities, violence, and the permanent fracturing of the Christian community. Schor closely examines council transcripts, correspondence, and other records of communication. Using social network theory, he argues that Theodoret's doctrinal coalition was actually a meaningful community, bound by symbolic words and traditions, riven with internal rivalries, and embedded in a wider world of elite friendship and patronage.
Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley : c2011
ISBN: 9780520948617
0520948610
0520268628
9780520268623
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 325 p.)

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