Epiphanius of Cyprus Hardback

A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

by Andrew S. Jacobs;

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Epiphanius of Cyprus

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"Epiphanius, Bishop of Contantia on Cyprus from 367-403 C.E., was incredibly influential in the last decades of the fourth century, yet modern scholarship has very little use for him. His major surviving text (the Panarion, an encyclopedia of heresies) is plumbed for lost sources, but Epiphanius himself is often dismissed as an anti-intellectual crank, a marginal figure of late antiquity. This book moves Epiphanius from the margin back toward the center, and proposes we view major cultural themes of late antiquity in a new light altogether. Through an examination of key cultural concepts--celebrity, conversion, discipline, scripture, salvation--this book shifts our understanding of 'late antiquity' from a transformational period open to new ideas and peoples toward a Christian Empire that posited a troubling, but ever-present, 'otherness' at the center of its cultural production. The book includes a consideration of the hagiographic 'afterlives' of Epiphanius, and concludes with a discussion of why modern scholarship finds the fourth-century bishop so troubling"--Provided by publisher.

Epiphanius of Cyprus by Andrew S. Jacobs was published by University of California Press in July 2016. The ISBN for Epiphanius of Cyprus is 9780520291126.

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Details for Epiphanius of Cyprus

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherUniversity of California Press (July 2016)
Number of Pages299
Thickness25 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4450374
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