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    Description"Theodoret's People" sheds new light on religious clashes of the mid-fifth century regarding the nature (or natures) of Christ. Adam M. Schor focuses on Theodoret, bishop of Cyrrhus, his Syrian allies, and his opponents, led by Alexandrian bishops Cyril and Dioscorus. Although both sets of clerics adhered to the Nicene creed, their contrasting theological statements led to hostilities, violence, and the permanent fracturing of the Christian community. Schor closely examines council transcripts, correspondence, and other records of communication. Using social network theory, he argues that Theodoret's doctrinal coalition was actually a meaningful community, bound by symbolic words and traditions, riven with internal rivalries, and embedded in a wider world of elite friendship and patronage.

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    Theodoret's People
    Social Networks and Religious Conflict in Late Roman Syria
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam M. Schor
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520268623
    ISBN 10: 0520268628

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL070000
    BIC subject category V2: HRCX6
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 60
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 261.0939/4309015
    LC classification: BR1720.T36 S36 2011
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    DC22: 261.09394309
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    DC22: 261.09394309015
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
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    Thema V1.0: QRM, NHC, QRVS2
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    20 line illustrations
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Adam M. Schor is Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Carolina.
    Review quote
    "Makes a major contribution to our understanding of late-antique Roman society." Catholic Historical Review 20120724 "A pleasure to read... A valuable contribution to scholarship." Hugoye: Journal Of Syriac Studies
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction Part I. Theodoret and His Antiochene Clerical Network 1. Traces of a Network: Friendship, Doctrine, and Clerical Communication, 423 451 2. Shape of a Network: Antiochene Relational Patterns 3. Roots of a Network: Theodoret on the Antiochene Clerical Heritage 4. Ephesus and After: Leadership, Doctrinal Crisis and the Transformation of the Antiochene Network 5. Forging Community: Theodoret's Network and its Fall Part II. Theodoret and Late Roman Networks of Patronage 6. Mediating Bishops: Patronage Roles and Relations in the Fifth Century 7. The Irreplaceable Theodoret: Patronage Performance and Social Strategy 8. Patronage, Human and Divine: The Social Dynamics of Theodoret's Christology Epilogue: The Council of Chalcedon and the Antiochene Legacy Notes Bibliography Index