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Theodoret's People: Social Networks and Religious Conflict in Late Roman Syria

Adam Schor


This book sheds new light on religious clashes of the mid-fifth century regarding the nature (or natures) of Christ. The book focuses on Theodoret, bishop of Cyrrhus, his Syrian allies, and his opponents, led by Alexandrian bishops Cyril and Dioscorus. Although both sets of clerics adhered to the Nicene Creed, their contrasting theological statements led to hostilities, violence, and the permanent fracturing of the Christian community. The book closely examines council transcripts, correspondence, and other records of communication. Using social network theory, the book argues that Theodoret's ... More

Keywords: religious clashes, mid-fifth century, Christ, Theodoret, bishop of Cyrrhus, Syrian allies, opponents, Alexandrian bishops, Cyril, Dioscorus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520268623
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520268623.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Schor, author