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Author Purpura, Ashley M., author

Title God, hierarchy, and power : Orthodox theologies of authority from Byzantium / Ashley M. Purpura
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Fordham University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Orthodox Christianity and contemporary thought
Orthodox Christianity and contemporary thought.
Contents Challenge of hierarchy for orthodoxy -- Dionysius the Areopagite's divinizing hierarchy -- Maximus the Confessor and Christological realization -- Niketas Stethatos's hierarchic re-imaging -- Nicholas Cabasilas and embodied authority -- Thearchical power in theory and practice
Summary Presents an interpretation of power and authority in the Orthodox Christian theological tradition by examining four Byzantine authors on the topic of ecclesiastical hierarchy in theoretical, ritual, and pragmatic contexts. Discusses potential application of the interpretation for 21st century scholars and ecclesial participants
Subject Orthodox Eastern Church -- Doctrines.
Authority -- Religious aspects -- Orthodox Eastern Church
Church -- Authority.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0823278395 (electronic bk.)
9780823278398 (electronic bk.)