Sons of Hellenism, Fathers of the Church Paperback

Emperor Julian, Gregory of Nazianzus, and the Vision of Rome

by Susanna Elm;

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Sons of Hellenism, Fathers of the Church

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This ground breaking study brings into dialogue for the first time the writings of Julian, the last non-Christian Roman Emperor, and his most outspoken critic, Bishop Gregory of Nazianzus, a central figure of Christianity. Susanna Elm compares these two men not to draw out the obvious contrast between the Church and the Emperor's neo-Paganism, but rather to find their common intellectual and social grounding. Her insightful analysis, supplemented by her magisterial command of sources, demonstrates the ways in which both men were part of the same dialectical whole. Elm recasts both Julian and Gregory as men entirely of their times, showing how the Roman Empire in fact provided Christianity with the ideological and social matrix without which its longevity and dynamism would have been inconceivable.

Sons of Hellenism, Fathers of the Church by Susanna Elm was published by University of California Press in October 2015. The ISBN for Sons of Hellenism, Fathers of the Church is 9780520287549.

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Details for Sons of Hellenism, Fathers of the Church

Page last updated 10th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity of California Press (October 2015)
Number of Pages558
Thickness38 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4347286
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