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Bibil Identifier bibil:239417
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Thedotus of Ancyra's Homilies and the Council of Ephesus (431)
Author Frenkel, Luise Marion
Series Studia patristica (Volume: 4)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature XA 772/4
Place 233 "0431"
Publishing house Peeters
Place Leuven - Paris - Bristol, Ct
ISBN 978-90-429-3147-3
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages ix Pages
286 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract A substantial proportion of surviving late-antique conciliar homilies are by Theodotus, metropolitan bishop of Ancyra. Here presented in English translation, they provide valuable evidence for an essential and effective means of communication by which councils presented and enforced themselves. The analysis relates their content to the conciliar settings, considers the conventions of ancient rhetoric, and reflects the reception of the texts, especially through collections of conciliar documents. The book clarifies the regional parameters and disputes over episcopal territorial authority in which Theodotus' theology and pastoral activity developed. Both informed his overall positive and constructive perspective on faith and the role of preachers and bishops, promoting unity and cohesion. The analysis of Theodotus' involvement in the First Council of Ephesus, especially in the techniques used to shape and preserve allegiances and to defend a view or decision, contributes to an understanding of the processes of identity formation, seeking agreement, and proclaiming consensus, even when it had not been achieved.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Council
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Homiletics
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Christology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ephesus
Genres Commentary
Modern Translation
Last modification 2017-10-27