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Holy Bishops in Late AntiquityThe Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition$
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Claudia Rapp

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520242968

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520242968.001.0001

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The Nature of Leadership in Late Antiquity

The Nature of Leadership in Late Antiquity

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(p.3) Chapter One The Nature of Leadership in Late Antiquity
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Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity
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Claudia Rapp

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520242968.003.0001

This book hopes to contribute to a more nuanced understanding of the nature of authority in late antiquity in general. It introduces a new interpretive model of three kinds of authority. The combination of these three kinds of authority—spiritual, ascetic, and pragmatic—provides the analytical tools that allow the study of bishops and holy men within the same cultural, religious, social, and political context. The first part of this book juxtaposes bishops and holy men and deals with the nature of Christian authority and its spiritual roots. The second part compares bishops and civic leaders and addresses the realities of the episcopal office. Finally, an overview of the chapters included in this book is presented.

Keywords:   Christian authority, late antiquity, bishops, holy men, spiritual roots, episcopal office, civic leaders

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