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9789004114203

The Imperial Cult and the Development of Church Order

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  • ISBN13:

    9789004114203

  • ISBN10:

    9004114203

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-11-01
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
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Summary

Using a contra-cultural model of social interaction, this book examines the interaction between Pagan and early Christian constructions of social order focussing on the Imperial Cult as it developed, together with shared metaphysical assumptions, "pari passu" with Church Order.

Author Biography

Allen Brent, Ph.D. is Professor of Early Christian History and Literature in the University College of St. Mark and St. John.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations ix
Plates xv
Introduction xix
Christian and Pagan Cultus by the Third Century
1(16)
Cyprianic Hierarchy and Decius Trajan
2(2)
Christian and Imperial Cult: Parallels Before Cyprian
4(4)
Church Order as Apologia: The Reactive Thesis
8(3)
Imperial and Christian Order: Contra-Cultural Relations
11(6)
The Foundations of the Imperial Cult
17(56)
Republican Antecedents of the Imperial Cult
19(40)
The Inauguration and Reception of the Imperial Cult
59(14)
Imperial Ideology and the Origins of Church Order
73(67)
Luke-Acts: Traditional Eschatology Transformed
78(4)
Luke-Acts in the Context of Imperial History
82(19)
Lukan Images of Contra Culture
101(29)
Church Order and Imperial Society
130(7)
In Conclusion: Theophilus and His Circle
137(3)
Clement of Rome and Domitian's Empire
140(24)
Domitian and the Writing of Clement's Corinthians
141(3)
Clement: Church Order and Imperial Peace
144(17)
Clement's Construction of a Contra Culture
161(3)
The Apocalypse and Domitian's Iconography
164(46)
Domitian's Cult and the Date of the Apocalypse
164(13)
The Domitianic Backcloth to the Apocalypse
177(31)
In Conclusion: Apocalypse and the Imperial Cult
208(2)
Ignatius of Antioch and the Martyr's Procession
210(41)
Ignatian Typology and Domitian's Iconography
211(17)
The Martyr Procession and Cultic Ambassadors
228(20)
Order in Clement, Ignatius and the Apocalypse
248(3)
Pagan and Christian Monarchianism
251(59)
Antecedents of the Severan Reformation
255(16)
Pagan Ontologies: Gnosticism and Neoplatonism
271(14)
Social Order and the Doctrine of the Trinity
285(25)
The Emergence of Imperial and Catholic Order
310(21)
Elagabalus and Universal Monotheism
311(2)
Callistus, Monarch Bishops and Monarchianism
313(15)
In Conclusion: The Legacy for Decius and Cyprian
328(3)
Bibliography 331(14)
Indices 345(26)
Biblical Citations
347(4)
Ancient Christian and Jewish Writers
351(3)
Ancient Pagan Writers
354(5)
Inscriptions and Coins
359(3)
Greek Vocabulary
362(9)
Plates 371

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