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Theology as academic discourse in Greco-Roman Late Antiquity

Lössl, Josef 2016. Theology as academic discourse in Greco-Roman Late Antiquity. Journal of Late Antique Religion and Culture 10 , pp. 38-72. 10.18573/j.2016.10116

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Following conventional wisdom Theology as an academic discipline (taught at Universities) is something which developed only in the Middle Ages, or in a certain sense even as late as the 19th century. The present essay in contrast traces its origins to Classical Antiquity and outlines its development in early Christianity, especially with a view to institutions of higher education that existed in Late Antiquity, e. g. in rhetoric and philosophy. It concludes that there were forms of academic theological discourse in Late Antiquity which were to become the basis of later developments in the discipline.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
Publisher: Cardiff University Press
ISSN: 1754-517X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 December 2016
Date of Acceptance: 9 November 2016
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 15:45

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