Ambrose and John Chrysostom: Clerics between Desert and by J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz PDF

By J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz

J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz compares the personalities and the respective careers of 2 of the best of the early Christian Fathers, Ambrose and John Chrysostom. whereas the statesmanlike Ambrose ended his existence as a pillar of the Western institution, Chrysostom, the outspoken idealist, died in exile. besides the fact that, their perspectives and beliefs have been remarakably related: either bishops have been concerned about the social function of the Church, either have been decided rivals of what they known as the Arian heresy, and every attracted a devoted following between his city congregation. This similarity, Liebeschuetz argues, was once due to not the impression of 1 at the different, yet used to be a end result in their participation in a Christian tradition which spanned the divide among the jap (later Byzantine) and Western components of the Roman Empire. The monastic flow figures through the publication as an immense impression on either males and as possibly the main dynamic improvement within the Christian tradition of the fourth century.

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