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Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts (Daniel H Williams) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 1995) 9780198264644
Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts (Daniel H Williams) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 1995) 9780198264644
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Title: Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts

Author: Williams, Daniel H

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 1995

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780198264644

Volumes: 1; Pages: 272

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This provocative new study reevaluates the history of the early Church. Focusing on the struggle between Ambrose of Milan, upholder of orthodoxy and the famous 'Nicene' creed still used in the western Church today, and the heretical Arians who denied the divinity of Christ, Dr Williams challenges the traditional picture of the triumph of orthodoxy. His book is full of illuminating new insights on the social, political and theological entanglements of early Christianity.Table of ContentsPreface Abbreviations Introduction 1 The Council of Ariminum and Homoian Supremacy 2 Early Pro-Nicene Campaigns: Hilary of Poitiers and Eusebius of Vercelli 3 Homoians and Anti-Homoians in North Italy 4 Ambrose's Election and Early Years in Milan 5 The Publication of and Reaction to Ambrose's De fide, I-II 6 The Achievements of the Council of Aquileia 7 A Homoian Revival in Milan 8 The Political Triumph of Nicene Catholicism in North Italy Conclusion Appendix I: A Chronology of Letters Attributed to Liberius of Rome Appendix II: A Chronology of Letters Related and Attributed to Eusebius of Vercelli Appendix III: Eusebian Authorship of De trinitate, I-VII Appendix IV: Credal Documents of Latin Homoianism Bibliography of Secondary Sources Index of Names Index of SubjectsREVIEWS"This new study ... makes a lively and challenging contribution to the literature on reception, as well as to our understanding of the events it describes."--Church Times"The author's coverage of the subject is thorough, nicely organized, and well written ... anyone interested in late Roman western religion, theological issues, and Ambrosian Milan will find it an important and even compelling study."--The Historian"Williams draws on recently edited, otherwise untranslated, and rarely read texts to provide the best account now available of both the character of early Western anti-Nicene (Homoian) theology and the rise (and self-definition) of Western pro-Nicene consciousness."--Journal of Religion"Williams offers a succinct and well-reasoned account of the rise and fall of 'Arianism' (Homoianism) in the West and the no-so-pivotal role played by Ambrose of Milan in its demise. ... William's study should prove fundamental to any future discussion of Western Arianism and Ambrose of Milan's role in the establishment of Nicene orthodoxy."--Theological Studies"... Williams skillfully illuminates the complex interaction between church and state that attended all doctoral controversy in the post-Constantian era."--Pro Ecclesia
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