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Incorruptible Bodies – Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity - California Scholarship Online
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Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Yonatan Moss


In the early sixth-century eastern Roman Empire, Severus of Antioch and Julian of Halicarnassus, leaders of the anti-Chalcedonian movement, debated the nature of Jesus's body: Was it corruptible prior to its resurrection from the dead? Viewing the controversy in light of late antiquity's multiple images of the “body of Christ,” this book reveals the underlying political, ritual, and cultural stakes and the long-lasting effects of this fateful theological debate. The book combines sophisticated historical methods with philological rigor and theological precision, bringing to light an important ... More

Keywords: anti-Chalcedonian movement, Roman Empire, Jesus, resurrection, body of Christ, Christianity, theological debate

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520289994
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520289994.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yonatan Moss, author

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