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Allen, Pauline 1948-

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John Chrysostom by Wendy Mayer( )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a difficult time for the emerging Christian religion, John Chrysostom emerged as a dominant figure on the ecclesiastical and political landscape. Drawing on recent research, this book examines Chrysostom's influence
Severus of Antioch by Pauline Allen( )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Severus was an active lobbyist at the imperial court, a pastor, administrator and scholar, his works have come down to us only in fragments in the original Greek after they were condemned by imperial edict in A.D. 536. This volume translates a key selection of his writings and introduces readers to Severus's life and times, his thought, homiletic abilities, and his pastoral concern as expressed through his letters and hymns. Severus is a truly pivotal late-antique figure, who is here for the first time rehabilitated as such."--Jacket
Crisis management in late antiquity (410-590 CE) : a survey of the evidence from episcopal letters by Pauline Allen( )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pauline Allen and Bronwen Neil investigate crisis management as conducted by the increasingly important episcopal class in the 5th and 6th centuries. Their basic source is the neglected corpus of bishops’ letters in Greek and Latin, the letter being the most significant mode of communication and information-transfer in the period from 410 to 590 CE. The volume brings together into a wider setting a wealth of previous international research on episcopal strategies for dealing with crises of various kinds. Six broad categories of crisis are identified and analysed: population displacement, natural disasters, religious disputes and religious violence, social abuses and the breakdown of the structures of dependence. Individual case-studies of episcopal management are provided for each of these categories. This is the first comprehensive treatment of crisis management in the late-antique world, and the first survey of episcopal letter-writing across the later Roman empire."--
Presbeia Theotokou : the intercessory role of Mary across times and places in Byzantium (4th-9th century)( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present book is dedicated to one main aspect of the Marian cult: it investigates the historical process that made Mary, mother of Jesus, the most prominent intercessor across the Byzantine Empire at the end of Iconoclasm (843). The study touches religious and social issues, it refers only to contemporary ideas and sources and distinguishes itself consciously from later mariological concepts
Stereotypes of women in power : historical perspectives and revisionist views by Suzanne Dixon( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximus the Confessor and his companions : documents from exile by Máximo( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Latin and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven documents in this book, which appear for the first time in an English translation from Greek and Latin, constitute a unique contemporary witness to the stalwart opposition of the monk Maximus the Confessor to seventh-century imperial edicts enforcing adherence to the doctrines of monoenergism and monothelitism (the doctrines that in Christ there are, respectively, only one energy and one will). The monastic resistance led by Maximus gained the support of Popes John IV, Theodore, and Martin I and found many other followers in the West, as can be judged by the convocation of 150 bishops at the Lateran Synod in Rome in 649 to condemn imperial religious policy. The documents, which have been translated from a recent critical edition, cover events from the time of Maximus' arrival in Constantinople for his first legal trial in 655; the futile attempts to persuade him to accept an imperial compromise; to his final trial in the capital in 662, and his death under appalling conditions in Lazica, on the coast of the Black Sea, in the same year.; The contents of these documents provide a rare insight into the difficult period of transition from the decentralized provincial system of government that characterized late antiquity, to a more hierarchical structure centred on the power of the emperor in Constantinople. They also shed light on some lesser-known but significant participants in the monothelite controversy, several of whom followed their master into exile in Lazica; Maximus' two disciples Anastasius the monk and Anastasius the Apocrisiarius, their friends Theodore Spudaeus, Theodosius of Gangra, and the brothers Theodore and Euprepius. The religious controversies of both East and West appear in these documents against a backdrop of political turmoil, and Arab and Persian invasions. The documents will be important for those interested in early Byzantine studies, church history, historical theology, and hagiography
"Let us die that we may live" : Greek homilies on Christian martyrs from Asia Minor, Palestine, and Syria (c. AD 350-AD 450) by et al Johan Leemans( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents fresh, lively translations of fourteen such homilies, the majority for the first time in English. The homilies were delivered in some of the main cities of the Greek East of the later Roman Empire, by well-known figures such as Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa and John Chrysostom, as well as the equally gifted preachers Asterius of Amasea and Hesychius of Jerusalem. 'Let us die that we may live' offers an approachable, surprising, and not always reverent insight into the life of the Early Church. It reveals the full importance of the martyr homily in terms of style, treatment of its subject, and social and liturgical issues, in a way that will be useful across disciplines such as theology, classical studies, and religion
The Oxford handbook of Maximus the Confessor by Pauline Allen( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maximus the Confessor (c.580-662) has become one of the most discussed figures in contemporary patristic studies. This is partly due to the relatively recent discovery and critical edition of his works in various genres, including On the Ascetic Life, Four Centuries on Charity, Two Centuries on Theology and the Incarnation, On the 'Our Father', two separate Books of Difficulties, addressed to John and to Thomas, Questions and Doubts, Questions to Thalassius, Mystagogy and the Short Theological and Polemical Works. The impact of these works reached far beyond the Greek East, with his involvement in the western resistance to imperial heresy, notably at the Lateran Synod in 649. Together with Pope Martin I (649-53 CE), Maximus the Confessor and his circle were the most vocal opponents of Constantinople's introduction of the doctrine of monothelitism. This dispute over the number of wills in Christ became a contest between the imperial government and church of Constantinople on the one hand, and the bishop of Rome in concert with eastern monks such as Maximus, John Moschus, and Sophronius, on the other, over the right to define orthodoxy. An understanding of the difficult relations between church and state in this troubled period at the close of Late Antiquity is necessary for a full appreciation of Maximus' contribution to this controversy. The editors of this volume aim to provide the political and historical background to Maximus' activities, as well as a summary of his achievements in the spheres of theology and philosophy, especially neo-Platonism and Aristotelianism"--
Preacher and audience : studies in early Christian and Byzantine homiletics by Mary Cunningham( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together thirteen studies on Greek-speaking preachers and audiences in a period from the beginning of the second century A.D. to the beginning of the tenth century which has largely been neglected in the modern literature. The chapters represent a collection of case studies of individual preachers or periods of homiletic activity and cover themes including the identity of Greek-speaking preachers, the circumstances of delivery, the different genres of homiletic, the adaptation of the tropes of Classical approaches, the preparation, redaction and transmission of sermons, and the interaction between preacher and audience. Each chapter is accompanied by a summary bibliography of the most important primary sources and secondary literature."--
Collecting early Christian letters : from the apostle Paul to late antiquity by Bronwen Neil( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Letter-collections in Late Antiquity give witness to the flourishing of letter-writing, with the development of the mostly formulaic exchanges between elites of the Graeco-Roman world to a more wide-ranging correspondence by bishops and monks, as well as emperors and Gothic kings. The contributors study individual collections from the first to sixth centuries CE, ranging from the Pauline and deutero-Pauline letters through monastic letters from Egypt, bishops' letter-collections and early papal collections compiled for various purposes. This is the first multi-authored study of New Testament and late-antique letter-collections, crossing the traditional divide between these disciplines by focusing on Latin, Greek, Coptic and Syriac epistolary sources. It draws together leading scholars in the field of late-antique epistolography from Australasia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States"--
Scripta saeculi VII vitam Maximi Confessoris illustrantia : una cum latina interpretatione Anastasii Bibliothecarii iuxta posita( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in 6 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leontii Presbyteri Constantinopolitani Homiliae by Leontius( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in 4 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evagrius Scholasticus, the Church historian by Pauline Allen( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 1981 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophronius of Jerusalem and seventh-century heresy : the synodical letter and other documents by Sophronios( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet, hagiographer, dogmatician, homilist, and liturgist, Sophronius was a well-traveled monastic with close ties to Rome and an unrivalled knowledge of the workings of the anti-Chalcedonian churches, revealed in his Synodical letter. He despatched this epistle to other church leaders when, at an advanced age, he became patriarch of Jerusalem in AD 634. The letter was read at the Sixth Ecumenical Council in 680/1, and provided the only sustained rebuttal of the monoergist doctrine, later used by eastern emperors and church leaders as a political strategy to unite Christians in the early Byzantine empire. Pauline Allen provides the first complete annotated translation of the letter in English along with other translated documents of the time which illustrate the progress of the debate and its political and ecclesiastical repercussions in the first half of the seventh century
Diversorum postchalcedonensium auctorum collectanea by Pamphilus( Book )

19 editions published in 1989 in 5 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Jewish and Christian texts as crisis management literature : thematic studies from the Centre for Early Christian Studies by Australian Catholic University( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume demonstrates that many Jewish and Christian texts in the ancient world were written as a direct response to an earlier situation of crisis that affected the author, or the intended reader. Presented here are texts from both traditions that were written over many centuries, showing that such crisis management literature was widespread in the religious and theological literature of ancient times. These chosen works reveal that all manner of crises could contribute to the production of these texts; including persecution, political factors, religious or theological differences, social circumstances, as well as internal or external threats. By understanding this crucial element in their composition of these texts we are better able to understand the complexity of social, political and religious forces that gave rise to many ancient theological texts, and to appreciate the strategies which the authors used to manage these crises"--P. [4] of cover
The Sixth century: end or beginning? by Pauline Allen( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homilies on Philippians by John Chrysostom( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The churches of Syrian Antioch (300-638 CE) by Wendy Mayer( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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John Chrysostom
Severus of AntiochStereotypes of women in power : historical perspectives and revisionist viewsMaximus the Confessor and his companions : documents from exile"Let us die that we may live" : Greek homilies on Christian martyrs from Asia Minor, Palestine, and Syria (c. AD 350-AD 450)Preacher and audience : studies in early Christian and Byzantine homileticsSophronius of Jerusalem and seventh-century heresy : the synodical letter and other documents
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Allen, P.

Allen, Pauline 1948-