Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (Oxford Early Christian Studies)

Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (Oxford Early Christian Studies)

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe


The works of Ambrosiaster, a Christian writing in Rome within the overdue fourth century, have been influential on his close to contemporaries and in the course of the center a long time. within the first 1/2 her examine, Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe addresses the matter of the author's mysterious identification (which students have wondered over for hundreds of years) and locations him in a extensive ancient and highbrow context. within the moment part she addresses Ambrosiaster's political theology, an idea which has been explored in different overdue Roman Christian writers yet which hasn't ever been addressed in his works. She appears at how Ambrosiaster's attitudes to social and political order have been shaped at the foundation of theological options and the translation of scripture, and exhibits that he espoused a inflexible hierarchical and monarchical association within the church, society, and the Roman empire. He additionally traced shut connections among the satan, characterised as a insurgent opposed to God, and the earthly tyrants and usurpers who his example.

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