Item description for Un Heritage De Paix Et De Piete: Etude Sur Les Histoires Ecclesiastiques De Socrate Et De Sozomene (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta) by Peter Van Nuffelen...
This book studies the works of Socrates and Sozomen, two church historians who lived in Constantinople during the reign of Theodosius II (409-450). Both covered the period from Constantine the Great to Theodosius II (324-439) in their writings, and their ecclesiastic histories have many elements in common, though their character greatly differs. This study offers a reconstruction of their careers and social environment, analyzes their theology of history and their definition of the 'Ecclesiastic History' genre, and discusses their historical method and attitude towards historic tradition. The result is a picture of the views that inhabitants of Constantinople held on events of the preceding century. It was distinguished by an optimism that believed that the enemies of the orthodox church, the heretics and pagans, were utterly defeated, and that an era of peace and piety was on its way.
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Studio: Peeters Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5" Weight: 3 lbs.
Release Date Dec 31, 2004
Publisher David Brown
ISBN 9042915412 ISBN13 9789042915411