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Roots of a Network

Adam M. Schor

in Theodoret's People

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268623
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948617 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268623.003.0004
Roots of a Network

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This chapter explores the origins of the Antiochene network by analyzing the heritage that Theodoret of Cyrrhus depicted in works of history. It traces Theodoret's account of his heroic predecessors and compares it to other historical sources. The analysis reveals that Theodoret's writings celebrate his Nicene clerical forebears and argues that his narrative must be placed in historiographical context. It explains that his depictions made sense of developments in Antiochene doctrine and in Syrian clerical-ascetic relations.

Keywords: Antiochene network; Theodoret of Cyrrhus; history; heroic predecessors; historical sources; Nicene clerics; Antiochene doctrine; clerical-ascetic relations

Chapter.  9524 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical History

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