9781107423480-1107423481-The Formation of Papal Authority in Late Antique Italy: Roman Bishops and the Domestic Sphere

The Formation of Papal Authority in Late Antique Italy: Roman Bishops and the Domestic Sphere

ISBN-13: 9781107423480
ISBN-10: 1107423481
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Sessa, Kristina
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 340 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107423480
ISBN-10: 1107423481
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Sessa, Kristina
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 340 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sessa, Kristina wrote The Formation of Papal Authority in Late Antique Italy: Roman Bishops and the Domestic Sphere comprising 340 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107423481 and 9781107423480. Since then The Formation of Papal Authority in Late Antique Italy: Roman Bishops and the Domestic Sphere textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This book is the first cultural history of papal authority in late antiquity. While most traditional histories posit a "rise of the papacy" and examine popes as politicians, theologians, and civic leaders, Kristina Sessa focuses on the late Roman household and its critical role in the development of the Roman church from ca. 350-600. She argues that Rome's bishops adopted the ancient elite household as a model of good government for leading the church. Central to this phenomenon was the classical and biblical figure of the steward, the householder's appointed agent who oversaw his property and people. As stewards of God, Roman bishops endeavored to exercise moral and material influence within both the pope's own administration and the households of Italy's clergy and lay elites. This original and nuanced study charts their manifold interactions with late Roman households and shows how bishops used domestic knowledge as the basis for establishing their authority as Italy's singular religious leaders.

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