Theophilus of Alexandria

Theophilus of Alexandria

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If Theophilus of Alexandria seems a minor figure today, it is because we persist in seeing him through the eyes of hostile contemporary witnesses, each of whom had his own reasons for diminishing Theophilusa€™ stature. In fact, he was one of the greatest bishops of the Theodosian era, who played an important role in a crucial phase of the Roman Empirea€™s transformation into a Christian society. Norman Russell's new assessment of Theophilus shows him as an able theologian, an expert ecclesiastical lawyer, a highly skilled orator and, surprisingly, a spiritual teacher. The introductory section examines his efforts to Christianize an Egypt still denominated by its great temples and his battles to maintain the pre-eminence of the Alexandrian Church in an age of rapid change. The texts, most of them translated into a modern language for the first time, reveal the full power and range of his thinking. Thoephilus of Alexandria brings back into focus a figure who has long been neglected in the study of early Christianity and will provide students and lecturers with a fresh perspective, not least through the translation of texts, for the first time, into English.Aubineau, Michel (1985) a#39;Membra disiecta da#39;un codex en majuscule du IXCs. ... Bartelink, G. M. (1987) a#39;Les rapports entre le monachisme Acgyptien et la#39;Acpiscopat da#39;Alexandrie (jusqua#39;en 450)a#39;, in ALEXANDRINA (MAclanges Claude MondAcsert), anbsp;...

Title:Theophilus of Alexandria
Author:Norman Russell
Publisher:Routledge - 2006-12-05


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