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Ambrose and John Chrysostom: Clerics between Desert and by J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz PDF

By J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz

ISBN-10: 0199596646

ISBN-13: 9780199596645

J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz compares the personalities and the respective careers of 2 of the best of the early Christian Fathers, Ambrose and John Chrysostom. whereas the statesmanlike Ambrose ended his lifestyles as a pillar of the Western institution, Chrysostom, the outspoken idealist, died in exile. in spite of the fact that, their perspectives and beliefs have been remarakably comparable: either bishops have been excited about the social position of the Church, either have been decided rivals of what they referred to as the Arian heresy, and every attracted a committed following between his city congregation. This similarity, Liebeschuetz argues, was once due to not the effect of 1 at the different, yet was once a outcome in their participation in a Christian tradition which spanned the divide among the japanese (later Byzantine) and Western elements of the Roman Empire. The monastic circulate figures through the publication as a big impression on either males and as probably the main dynamic improvement within the Christian tradition of the fourth century.

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