The period from Alexander to Constantine covered by this volume, some 650
years, may be put in perspective by remembering that 650 years ago, thinkers
such as Averroes, Maimonides and Thomas Aquinas had only just begun to lead
Author: Mark Kiley
Prayer From Alexander To Constantine presents a diverse selection of prayer chosen by over 40 different historians, all specialists in their respective areas of Graeco-Roman literature. This collaboration gives the book a range and depth that no individual author could hope to rival. Each selection includes an introductory essay, followed by a new English translation of the prayer, accompanied by critical notes and biography. In this way the reader is able to gain an insight into the variety of subjects and styles involved in people's communications with their gods in antiquity. The volume will be a key text for students engaged in courses which explore the period's history and theologies. There is no comparable anthology available in English. The volume will also be of value to the general reader interested in the history of this period and anyone interested in the forms of prayer.
The only book-length overview available that focuses on the archaeology of Palestine in this period, this comprehensive and powerfully illuminating work sheds new light on the lands of the Bible.
Author: Eric M. Meyers
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Social Science
Drawing on the most recent, groundbreaking archaeological research, Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey re-narrate the history of ancient Palestine in this richly illustrated and expertly integrated book. Spanning from the conquest of Alexander the Great in the fourth century BCE until the reign of the Roman emperor Constantine in the fourth century CE, they synthesize archaeological evidence with ancient literary sources (including the Bible) to offer a sustained overview of the tumultuous intellectual and religious changes that impacted world history during the Greco-Roman period. The authors demonstrate how the transformation of the ancient Near East under the influence of the Greeks and then the Romans led to foundational changes in both the material and intellectual worlds of the Levant. Palestine's subjection to Hellenistic kingdoms, its rule by the Hasmonean and Herodian dynasties, the two disastrous Jewish revolts against Rome, and its full incorporation into the Roman Empire provide a background for the emergence of Christianity. The authors observe in the archaeological record how Judaism and Christianity were virtually undistinguishable for centuries, until the rise of imperial Christianity with Emperor Constantine. The only book-length overview available that focuses on the archaeology of Palestine in this period, this comprehensive and powerfully illuminating work sheds new light on the lands of the Bible.
From Alexander to Constantine. Oxford, 1956. Peters, F. E. The Harvest of
Hellenism: A History of the Near East from Alexander the Great to the Triumph of
Christianity. London, 1972. Boardman, John, ed. The Oxford History of the
Author: Everett Ferguson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
New to this expanded & updated edition are revisions of Ferguson's original material, updated bibliographies, & a fresh dicussion of first century social life, the Dead Sea Scrolls & much else.
Constantine asked Alexander to receive and reinstate Arius; Alexander refused. Constantine asked again, using stronger words; Alexander refused again. Constantine reconvened the Council of Nicaea (at Nicomedia, in 327), which ...
Author: Hans A. Pohlsander
First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Alexander. CHAPTER 1. BUT as on account of his great age Narcissus was no
longer able to perform his official duties,1822 the Providence of God called to the
office with him, by a revelation given him in a night vision, the above-mentioned ...
Author: Robert McQueen GrantPublish On: 2004-01-01
A decade later he denounced the bishop Alexander for Sabellianism and insisted
that only God the Father could be called ... of the bishop Eusebius, a distant
relative (at a later date) of the emperor Julian and perhaps of Constantine himself
Author: Robert McQueen Grant
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
This masterful study of the early centuries of Christianity vividly brings to life the religious, political, and cultural developments through which the faith that began as a sect within Judaism became finally the religion of the Roman empire. First published in 1970, Grant's classic is enhanced with a new foreward by Margaret M. Mitchell, which assesses its importance and puts the reader in touch with the advances of current research.
CHAPTER NINE ALEXANDER Amongst Byzantine emperors the figure of Alexander I ( brother of Leo VI ) is notorious , and ... is not recorded , but he most
likely acquired an imperial role on the death of his eldest brother Constantine in
Author: Shaun Tougher
This book provides a fresh examination of the Byzantine emperor Leo VI (886-912) and his reign. A consideration of personal and political relationships and internal and external affairs forms the basis of a reassessment of his achievements and kingship.
place in view of a number of recent monographs on Constantine and his context,
10 treatments whose various overall ... For a summary illustrating this for early
Christianity in North Africa, see Alexander and Smither, “Bauer's Forgotten
Author: Edward L. Smither
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What happens to the church when the emperor becomes a Christian? Seventeen hundred years after Constantine's victory at Milvian Bridge, scholars and students of history continue to debate the life and impact of the Roman emperor who converted to faith in the Christian God and gave peace to the church. This book joins that conversation and examines afresh the historical sources that inform our picture of Constantine, the theological developments that occurred in the wake of his rise to power, and aspects of Constantine's legacy that have shaped church history.