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Crisis of Empire: Doctrine and Dissent at the End of Late Antiquity

Phil Booth


Against the background of the Persian and then Muslim invasions of the Roman Near East in the first half of the seventh century, this book explores the careers and output of three prominent and closely associated Palestinian contemporaries: Sophronius of Jerusalem, John Moschus, and Maximus Confessor. By analyzing Sophronius’s Miracles of Cyrus and John, Moschus’s Spiritual Meadow, and Maximus’s Mystagogy, it first examines how, in the context of imperial crisis, all three authors attempted to negotiate long-standing ambiguities surrounding the relationship between asceticism and the Eucharist ... More

Keywords: late antiquity, Byzantium, asceticism, hagiography, monenergism, monotheletism, Moschus, Sophronius, Maximus, Heraclius

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520280427
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520280427.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phil Booth, author