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Being Christian in Vandal Africa [electronic resource] : the politics of orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West /
Robin Whelan.
imprint
[Oakland, California] : University of California Press, [2018]
description
xiv, 301 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9780520295957 (cloth : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
[Oakland, California] : University of California Press, [2018]
isbn
9780520295957 (cloth : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
African churches -- In dialogue with heresy : Christian polemical literature -- 'What they are to US, we are to them' : Homoian orthodoxy and Homoousian heresy -- Ecclesiastical histories : reinventing the Arians -- Exiles on main street: Nicene bishops and the Vandal court -- Christianity, ethnicity and society -- Elite Christianity, political service and social prestige -- Epilogue: Homoian Christianity in the Post-Imperial West.
abstract
"Being Christian in Vandal Africa investigates conflicts over Christian orthodoxy in the Vandal kingdom--the successor to Roman rule in North Africa, ca. 439 to 533 CE. Exploiting neglected texts, author Robin Whelan exposes a sophisticated culture of disputation between Nicene ("Catholic") and Homoian ("Arian") Christians and explores their rival claims to political and religious legitimacy. These contests--sometimes violent--are key to understanding the wider and much-debated issues of identity and state formation in the post-imperial West."--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
11748000
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-292) and index.

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