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Public disputation, power, and social order in late antiquity [electronic resource] /
Richard Lim.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1995.
description
xvii, 278 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0520085779 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1995.
isbn
0520085779 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Revision of thesis (Ph. D.)--Princeton University, 1991.
catalogue key
8041279
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-265) and index.
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"I know of no other book like this. Lim is thoroughly grounded in a wide variety of primary sources; cognizant of scholarly debates in contemporary literature and conversant with many recent works on sociology, anthropology and theory. The approach is original."--Elizabeth Clark, Duke University "Original treatment of rechercheacute; material in an unusual and stimulating manner. Specialists will welcome the novelty while others may follow with profit Lim's argument as a route of access into normally inaccessible territory."--Maud Gleason, Stanford University
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"I know of no other book like this. Lim is thoroughly grounded in a wide variety of primary sources; cognizant of scholarly debates in contemporary literature and conversant with many recent works on sociology, anthropology and theory. The approach is original."--Elizabeth Clark, Duke University "Original treatment of recherché material in an unusual and stimulating manner. Specialists will welcome the novelty while others may follow with profit Lim's argument as a route of access into normally inaccessible territory."--Maud Gleason, Stanford University
Summaries
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Richard Lim explores the importance of verbal disputation in Late Antiquity, offering a rich socio-historical and cultural examination of the philosophical and theological controversies. He shows how public disputation changed with the advent of Christianity from a means of discovering truth and self-identification to a form of social competition and "winning over" an opponent. He demonstrates how the reception and practice of public debate, like other forms of competition in Late Antiquity, were closely tied to underlying notions of authority, community and social order.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
The Diffusion of the Logosp. 1
Disputation, Dialectic, and Competition among Platonist Philosophersp. 31
Manichaeans and Public Disputation in Late Antiquityp. 70
Dialectic, Questioning, and Community in the Anomoean Controversyp. 109
Meddlesome Curiosity, Mystification, and Social Order in Late Antiquityp. 149
"Non in sermone regnum Dei": Fifth-Century Views on Debate at Nicaeap. 182
The Containment of the Logosp. 217
Epiloguep. 231
Appendix: Chronological Chartp. 237
Select Bibliography of Secondary Sourcesp. 241
Indexp. 267
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