There is no crime for those who have Christ : religious violence in the Christian Roman Empire / Michael Gaddis.

  • Gaddis, Michael, 1970-
[2005], ©2005
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Berkeley : University of California Press, [2005], ©2005.

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xiv, 396 pages ; 22 cm.


What has the emperor to do with the church?" : persecution and martyrdom from Diocletian to Constantine -- "The God of the martyrs refuses you" : religious violence, political discourse, and Christian identity in the century after Constantine -- An eye for an eye : religious violence in donatist Africa -- Temperata severitas : Augustine, the state, and disciplinary violence -- "There is no crime for those who have Christ" : holy men and holy violence in the late fourth and early fifth centuries -- "The monks commit many crimes" : holy violence contested -- "Sanctify thy hand by the blow" : problematizing Episcopal power -- Non iudicium sed latrocinium : of Holy Synods and robber councils.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2010. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) ([Transformation of the classical heritage)] Mode of access: Intranet.



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