Episcopal Elections in Late Antiquity
ISBN/ASIN: 3110268558,9783110268553 | 2013 | English | pdf | 620/619 pages | 30.4 Mb
Publisher: De Gruyter | Author: Johan Leemans, Peter Van Nuffelen, Shawn W. J. Keough | Edition: Bilingual
The election of a new bishop was a defining moment for local Christian communities in Late Antiquity. This volume contributes to a reassessment of the phenomenon of episcopal elections from the broadest possible perspective, examining the varied combination of factors, personalities, rules and habits that played a role in the process. Building on the state of the art regarding late antique bishops and episcopal election, this interdisciplinary volume of collected studies by leading scholars offers fresh perspectives by focussing on specific case-studies and opening up new approaches.