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Bibil Identifier bibil:245836
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Leo the Great and the Spiritual Rebuilding of a Universal Rome
Author Wessel, Susan
Series Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 93)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature TVA 5880/93
Place 23 "00/07" LEO8
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-17052-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xii Pages
422 Pages
height in cm 25
Genre Original
Abstract Leo the Great was a major figure of the late Roman world whose life and work were profoundly intertwined with the political crisis of his day. As the western empire gradually succumbed to the advancing barbarian kingdoms, Leo understood that the papacy needed to expand its authority in order for the church to survive the demise of the political system. This book argues that his achievement was to transform the church not only in the practical level of administrative organization, but in the more fluid realm of thought and idea. The secular Rome that was crumbling was replaced with a Christian, universal Rome that he fashioned by infusing his theology with humanitarian ideals.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Bishop / Episkopos
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Rome
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods : Fifth Century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Church Unity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Council
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Christology
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