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Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity : The Jovinianist Controversy (Paperback)

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Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity is the first major study in English of the 'heretic' Jovinian and the Jovinianist controversy. David G. Hunter examines early Christian views on marriage and celibacy in the first three centuries and the development of an anti-heretical tradition. He provides a thorough analysis of the responses of Jovinian's main opponents, including Pope Siricius, Ambrose, Jerome, Pelagius, and Augustine. In the course of his discussion Hunter sheds new light on the origins of Christian asceticism, the rise of clerical celibacy, the development of Marian doctrine, and the formation of 'orthodoxy' and 'heresy' in early Christianity.


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780199565535
SKU 211281217
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0199565538
Release Date 6/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0316
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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