20 Hist 151 - Hist 151 9/20/10 1. Governing in late...

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Hist 151 9/20/10 1. Governing in late antiquity a. For Eusebius of Caesarea, early 4 th century, “The empire and the church, founded coincidentally, who two works conjointly designed by God for the redemption of mankind.” – Roland Bainton b. How is this possible? 2. Establishing authority in matters of faith a. After the death of Christ – institutionalizing the faith b. Borrowing from Roman models in i. Patriarchal rule ii. Theories of Office iii. Hierarchy iv. Civic and intellectual leadership c. The new universalism/Catholicism: i.e., pope Gelasius and the “two swords”(AD 494) (Secular and Spiritual Swords) d. A word on the evolution of Roman gov’t… 3. The Montanist “heresy” and the limits of prophecy… a. Authority within these developing Christian communities should be guided by prophets (even Women) 4. Empowered Apostles a. Age of Prophecy ended around the year 100 After John died 5. The Donatist “heresy” and the priesthood (313-430) a. Grew out of the persecution of Christians in the 4
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2010 for the course HIST 151 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at City College of San Francisco.

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20 Hist 151 - Hist 151 9/20/10 1. Governing in late...

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