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Bibil Identifier bibil:245418
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Epiphanius of Cyprus
Title (English, ) A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity
Author Jacobs, Andrew S.
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 37528
Place 23 "00/07" EPI8
Publishing house University of California Press
Place Berkeley
ISBN 978-0520291126
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
335 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Epiphanius, Bishop of Constantia on Cyprus from 367 to 403 C.E., was incredibly influential in the last decades of the fourth century. Whereas his major surviving text (the Panarion, an encyclopedia of heresies) is studied for lost sources, Epiphanius himself is often dismissed as an anti-intellectual eccentric, a marginal figure of late antiquity. In this book, Andrew Jacobs moves Epiphanius from the margin back toward the center and proposes we view major cultural themes of late antiquity in a new light altogether. Through an examination of the key cultural concepts of celebrity, conversion, discipline, scripture, and salvation, Jacobs shifts our understanding of "late antiquity" from a transformational period open to new ideas and peoples toward a Christian Empire that posited a troubling, but ever-present, "otherness" at the center of its cultural production.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Epiphanius of Salamis
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