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Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts. Oxford Christian Studies.

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Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts. Oxford Christian Studies.
Title
Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts. Oxford Christian Studies.
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Language
eng
Summary
This is a new and provocative study re-evaluating the history of the struggle between orthodoxy and heresy in the early church. Dr Williams argues that the traditional picture of Nicene ascendancy in the western church from 350 - 381 is substantially misleading, and in particular that the conventional portrait of Ambrose of Milan as one who rapidly and easily overpowered his "Arian" opponents is a fictional product derived from idealized accounts of the fifth century. Sources illustrating the struggle between the orthodox pro-Nicenes and "Arians" or Homoians, in the fourth century reveal that Latin "Arianism" was not the lifeless and theologically alien system that historians of the last century would have us believe. Dr Williams shows that the majority of churches in the West had little practical use for the Nicene creed until the end of the 350s - over twenty five years after it was first issued under Constantine - and that the ultimate triumph of the Nicene faith was not as inevitable as it has been assumed.; Ambrose himself was seriously harrassed by sustained attacks from "Arians" in Milan for the first decade of his episcopate, and his early career demonstrates the severity of the religious conflict which embroiled the western churches,especially in North Italy. Only after an intense and uncertain decade did Ambrose finally prevail in Milan once the Nicene form of faith was embraced by the Roman empire through imperial legislation and "Arianism" was outlawed as heresy. This is an innovative and challenging book full of illumination new insights on the social, political, and theological entanglements ofthe early church
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Williams, Daniel H
Dewey number
270.2092
LC call number
BR1720.A5W
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Oxford Early Christian Studies
Series volume
v.3
Label
Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts. Oxford Christian Studies.
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https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/crkn/detail.action?docID=4964745
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781280810329
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4964745
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4964745
  • (CaONFJC)MIL81032
  • (OCoLC)814477736
Label
Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts. Oxford Christian Studies.
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/crkn/detail.action?docID=4964745
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280810329
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4964745
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4964745
  • (CaONFJC)MIL81032
  • (OCoLC)814477736

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