The Resource Sons of Hellenism, fathers of the church : Emperor Julian, Gregory of Nazianzus, and the vision of Rome, Susanna Elm

Sons of Hellenism, fathers of the church : Emperor Julian, Gregory of Nazianzus, and the vision of Rome, Susanna Elm

Sons of Hellenism, fathers of the church : Emperor Julian, Gregory of Nazianzus, and the vision of Rome
Sons of Hellenism, fathers of the church
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Emperor Julian, Gregory of Nazianzus, and the vision of Rome
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Susanna Elm
This groundbreaking study brings into dialogue for the first time the writings of Julian, the last non-Christian Roman Emperor, and his most outspoken critic, Bishop Gregory of Nazianzus, a central figure of Christianity. Susanna Elm compares these two men not to draw out the obvious contrast between the Church and the Emperor's neo-Paganism, but rather to find their common intellectual and social grounding. Her insightful analysis, supplemented by her magisterial command of sources, demonstrates the ways in which both men were part of the same dialectical whole. Elm recasts both Julian and Gregory as men entirely of their times, showing how the Roman Empire in fact provided Christianity with the ideological and social matrix without which its longevity and dynamism would have been inconceivable
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.E46 2012eb
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Transformation of the classical heritage
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Sons of Hellenism, fathers of the church : Emperor Julian, Gregory of Nazianzus, and the vision of Rome, Susanna Elm
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Universalism and Governance; Julian the Emperor and Gregory theTheologian; Gregory and the Bishops; Julian and Gregory in Context; Part one; 1. Nazianzus and the Eastern Empire, 330-361; Nazianzus and Gregory: The Personal and the Local; Constantinople: Emperor, Cosmopolis, and Cosmos; Constantius's Triumph: Unity and Harmony, 358-360; Reversal: Constantius and Julian Augustus, 360-361; 2. Julian, from Caesar to Augustus: Paris to Constantinople, 355-362; Toward Constantinople: From Caesar to Augustus, 360-361
  • 7. A Health-Giving Star Shining on the East: Julian in Antioch, July 362 to March 363The Emperor as Priest; Julian's Divine Mandate; The Platonic Philosopher-King: The Misopogon and Julian's Universal Vision; 8. The Making of the Apostate: Gregory's Oration 4 against Julian; The Pillar of Infamy: An Inverted Fürstenspiegel; Imperial Decrees and Divine Enactments: Julian and Constantius; 9. A Bloodless Sacrifice of Words to the Word: Logoi for the Logos; Myth and Allegory; Logoi: The Theological Implications; Apostasis versus Theosis; or, True Oikeiosis pros Theon
  • A High-Wire Act:The True Philosophical Life as the Model of Priesthood in Late AntiquityThe Codes of Aptitude; 5. The Most Potent Pharmakon: Gregory the Elder and Nazianzus; The Other High-Wire Act: Fathers and Sons; The Royal Road: Gregory the Elder's Opponents at Nazianzus; 6. Armed like a Hoplite--Gregory the Political Philosopher at War: Eunomius, Photinus, and Julian; Oikeiosis pros Theon as Political Philosophy; The Enemy on the Inside: Photinus and Eunomius; What Do Words Mean?; Oikeiosis prosTheon: Oration 2 against Eunomius; Part three
  • Julian's Concepts of Leadership: Philosopher and King3. Philosopher, Leader, Priest: Julian in Constantinople, Spring 362; The Context of Julian's Concepts of the True Philosophical Life; A Philosopher as Leader, in Julian's Own Words: Against the Cynic Heraclius; A Universal Divinity for a Universal Empire; or, How to Interpret Myth: Hymn to the Mother of the Gods; How to Achieve True Philosophy: Against the Uneducated Cynics; The Law Regarding Teachers; Part two; 4. On the True Philosophical Life and Ideal Christian Leadership: Gregory's Inaugural Address, Oration 2
  • Oration 6, On Peace: Unity and Concord10. Gregory's Second Strike, Oration 5; The Pagan Context; Gregory's Second Strike against the Pagans; Procopius versus Valens; Conclusion: Visions of Rome; Governing the Oikoumene; Authority and Kinship of the Elites; Competing Universalisms; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z
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