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The Resource God, hierarchy, and power : Orthodox theologies of authority from Byzantium, Ashley M. Purpura

God, hierarchy, and power : Orthodox theologies of authority from Byzantium, Ashley M. Purpura

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God, hierarchy, and power : Orthodox theologies of authority from Byzantium
Title
God, hierarchy, and power
Title remainder
Orthodox theologies of authority from Byzantium
Statement of responsibility
Ashley M. Purpura
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Language
eng
Summary
In the current age where democratic and egalitarian ideals have preeminence, Eastern Orthodox Christianity, among other hierarchically organized religious traditions, faces the challenging questions: "Why is hierarchy maintained as the model of organizing the church, and what are the theological justifications for its persistence?" These questions are especially significant for historically and contemporarily understanding how Orthodox Christians negotiate their spiritual ideals with the challenges of their social and ecclesiastical realities. To critically address these questions, this book offers four case studies of historically disparate Byzantine theologians from the sixth to the fourteenth-centuries-Dionysius the Areopagite, Maximus the Confessor, Niketas Stethatos, and Nicholas Cabasilas-who significantly reflect on the relationship between spiritual authority, power, and hierarchy in theoretical, liturgical, and practical contexts. Although Dionysius the Areopagite has been the subject of much scholarly interest in recent years, the applied theological legacy of his development of "hierarchy" in the Christian East has not before been explored. Relying on a common Dionysian heritage, these Byzantine authors are brought into a common dialogue to reveal a tradition of constructing authentic ecclesiastical hierarchy as foremost that which communicates divinity
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Purpura, Ashley M
Index
index present
LC call number
BX340
LC item number
.P876 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Orthodox Christianity and contemporary thought
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  • Dionysius
  • Maximus
  • Nicolaus
  • Orthodox Eastern Church
  • Church
  • Authority
  • Autorität
  • Hierarchie
  • Theologie
  • Kirchliches Lehramt
  • Orthodoxe Theologie
  • Byzantinisches Reich
Label
God, hierarchy, and power : Orthodox theologies of authority from Byzantium, Ashley M. Purpura
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Challenge of hierarchy for orthodoxy -- Dionysius the Areopagite's divinizing hierarchy -- Maximus the Confessor and Christological realization -- Niketas Stethatos's hierarchic re-imaging -- Nicholas Cabasilas and embodied authority -- Thearchical power in theory and practice
Control code
1005057262
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
v, 226 pages
Isbn
9780823278374
Lccn
2017022686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005057262
Label
God, hierarchy, and power : Orthodox theologies of authority from Byzantium, Ashley M. Purpura
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Challenge of hierarchy for orthodoxy -- Dionysius the Areopagite's divinizing hierarchy -- Maximus the Confessor and Christological realization -- Niketas Stethatos's hierarchic re-imaging -- Nicholas Cabasilas and embodied authority -- Thearchical power in theory and practice
Control code
1005057262
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
v, 226 pages
Isbn
9780823278374
Lccn
2017022686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005057262

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