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Incorruptible BodiesChristology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity$
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Yonatan Moss

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520289994

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520289994.001.0001

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Dissension among the Dissenters

(p.1) Introduction
Incorruptible Bodies

Yonatan Moss

University of California Press

This book explores the main theological question within the anti-Chalcedonian party that occupied Severus of Antioch in the last fifteen years of his life: the incorruptibility of the body of Christ. It considers whether Christ's body became incorruptible only after the crucifixion and resurrection, as Severus believed, or whether it was incorruptible already from the incarnation, as claimed by Severus's fellow anti-Chalcedonian Julian of Halicarnassus and his followers. The book discusses the ecclesiological foundations of the theological dispute between Severus and Julian as well as its liturgical and textual-cultural aspects. It investigates Severus's theological, political, liturgical, and cultural contestations with those within anti-Chalcedonian society who promoted separatism. This introduction explains the two main methodological challenges involved in the study of what is called the “dissension among the dissenters,” or the series of theological, political and liturgical controversies that rocked the anti-Chalcedonian movement during Severus's lifetime.

Keywords:   incorruptibility, Severus of Antioch, body of Christ, crucifixion, resurrection, incarnation, Julian of Halicarnassus, separatism, dissension, anti-Chalcedonian movement

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