9780190202392

Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate

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    0190202394

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-05-26
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


Archbishop Michael Bland Simmons is Distinguished Research Professor, Department of History, Auburn University Montgomery and Archbishop, the Anglican Church of the Americas.

Table of Contents


Dedication and Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Preface
PART I: PORPHYRY AND THE QUEST FOR A PAGAN COUNTERPART TO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSALISM
Chapter I Porphyry of Tyre: Life & Historical Contexts
Chapter II Contextualizing a Porphyrian Soteriology
Chapter III De Philosophia ex oraculis: Soteriological Structure and Contents
Chapter IV The Contra Christianos in the Context of Universalism
Chapter V Eusebius and Porphyry: The Theophany
PART II: THE HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT OF UNIVERSALISM
Chapter VI The Meaning of Salvation in A Greco-Roman Milieu
Chapter VII Philosophia ex oraculis: A Tripartite Universalism
Chapter VIII Porphyry & Iamblichus
Chapter IX Eschatological Salvation
Chapter X Historical Context: Caracalla to Constantine
Chapter XI Religious Universalism: Paganism and Christianity
Chapter XII Conclusions
Appendices I-VIII
Notes
Bibliography: Secondary Sources
Bibliography: Primary Sources
Index

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