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Cyprian and Roman Carthage - Allen Brent

Cyprian and Roman Carthage

Hardcover Published: 31st October 2010
ISBN: 9780521515474
Number Of Pages: 382

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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.

List of platesp. viii
Prefacep. xi
List of abbreviationsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Cyprian's life and controversiesp. 2
Cyprian's background in Roman Carthagep. 23
Historiography in the age of Deciusp. 76
Decius' religious policy and political rhetoricp. 117
The Decian persecutionp. 193
The Church of the Martyrsp. 250
Stephen's challenge to the sacramentum unitatisp. 290
A final postscript: Cyprian's legacyp. 328
Works citedp. 330
Indicesp. 343
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ISBN: 9780521515474
ISBN-10: 0521515475
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 31st October 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.75