Ambrose S Patriarchs: Ethics for the Common Man

Ethics for the Common Man
University of Notre Dame Press
  • erschienen am 31. März 2005
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 204 Seiten
978-0-268-02365-2 (ISBN)
Marcia L. Colish offers the only book-length study of the patriarch treatises of Ambrose of Milan in which he develops, for the first time in the patristic period, an ethics for the laity.
  • Englisch
  • Notre Dame IN
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  • USA
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
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  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 161 mm
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  • Dicke: 14 mm
  • 227 gr
978-0-268-02365-2 (9780268023652)
0268023654 (0268023654)
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MARCIA L. COLISH is Frederick B. Artz Professor of History, emerita, at Oberlin College and visiting fellow in history at Yale University.
In Ambrose's Patriarchs, Colish shifts the discussion on the bishop's patriarchal treatises from source-critical considerations to their function in the liturgical life of the Milanese church. She argues that Ambrose created these writings in order to instruct Roman catechumens (competentes) on their new identity as members of the people of Israel and to provide them with practical examples of ethical virtue. . . Colish's analysis is polished and convincing, and is suitable for both graduate students and scholars alike.--Religious Studies Review

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