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Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career o f Peter the Iberian (Cornelia B Horn) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2006) 9780199277537
Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career o f Peter the Iberian (Cornelia B Horn) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2006) 9780199277537
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Title: Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career o f Peter the Iberian

Author: Horn, Cornelia B

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199277537

Volumes: 1; Pages: 544

List Price in Cloth: $199.00 Our price: $162.99

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The Life of Peter the Iberian by John Rufus records the ascetic struggle of a fifth-century anti-Chalcedonian bishop of Mayyuma, Palestine. Cornelia Horn presents a historical-critical study of the only substantial anti-Chalcedonian witness to the history of the conflict in Palestine and analyses the formative period of fifth-century anti-Chalcedonian hierarchy, theology, and its ascetic expression. Important themes are pilgrimage as an ascetic ideal and asceticism as source of theological authority. Archaeological data on many places in the Levant and textual sources in Syriac, Coptic, Greek, Armenian, and Georgian are examined. This book contributes to our understanding of the origins of anti-Chalcedonian theology and the influence of asceticism on its development, the Christian topography of the Levant, and the history of the anti-Chalcedonian movement in Palestine.ContentsIntroduction1. The main sources and their authors: the relevant works of John Rufus and Zachariah Rhetor2. The life and career of Peter the Iberian3. Asceticism as locus of authority: the case of Peter the Iberian4. Weaving the crown of pilgrimage: the spiritual and polemical dimensions of pilgrimage and the holy places from an anti-Chalcedonian perspective5. The sign of perfection: the anti-Chalcedonian ascetic as bearer of the CrossConclusions
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