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Imperial involvement in education and theology: Constantine to Constantius II

Lossl, Josef 2019. Imperial involvement in education and theology: Constantine to Constantius II. Journal for Late Antique Religion and Culture 13 , pp. 22-41. https://doi.org/10.18573/jlarc.114

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Abstract

This article discusses the phenomenon of imperial involvement in Christian theological debate during the reign of Constantius II. It asks what the imperial interest would have been in getting involved in Christian theological debate and what would have equipped, or qualified, an emperor to do so with at least some expectation of success. Against the wider background of these specific questions the article also discusses more generally the nature of early Christian approaches to higher education, the permutations and the status of Christian theology within the traditional (Graeco-Roman) educational framework and the changes that took place in the area of higher education towards the end of antiquity.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
Publisher: Cardiff University Press
ISSN: 1754-517X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 December 2019
Date of Acceptance: 15 December 2019
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 14:39
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/127645

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