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Author Gaddis, Michael, 1970-

Title There is no crime for those who have Christ : religious violence in the Christian Roman Empire / Michael Gaddis
Published Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 396 pages)
Series The transformation of the classical heritage ; 39
Transformation of the classical heritage ; 39
Contents What has the emperor to do with the church?" : persecution and martyrdom from Diocletian to Constantine -- "The God of the martyrs refuses you" : religious violence, political discourse, and Christian identity in the century after Constantine -- An eye for an eye : religious violence in donatist Africa -- Temperata severitas : Augustine, the state, and disciplinary violence -- "There is no crime for those who have Christ" : holy men and holy violence in the late fourth and early fifth centuries -- "The monks commit many crimes" : holy violence contested -- "Sanctify thy hand by the blow" : problematizing Episcopal power -- Non iudicium sed latrocinium : of Holy Synods and robber councils
Summary There is no crime for those who have Christ," claimed a fifth-century zealot, neatly expressing the belief of religious extremists that righteous zeal for God trumps worldly law. This book provides an in-depth and penetrating look at religious violence and the attitudes that drove it in the Christian Roman Empire of the fourth and fifth centuries, a unique period shaped by the marriage of Christian ideology and Roman imperial power
Analysis Teologi Teologi
Notes "A Joan Palevsky Book in Classical Literature."
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Princeton University, 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Church history -- 4th century.
Church history -- 5th century.
Violence -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520930908 (electronic bk.)
1282357425 (eBook)
1598757881 (eBook)
9780520930902 (electronic bk.)
9781282357426 (eBook)
9781598757880 (eBook)
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