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Mediating Bishops

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/9780520268623.003.0007
Mediating Bishops

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This chapter examines Theodoret of Cyrrhus' clerical network in the context of the wider world of late Roman patronage. It surveys key figures in relations to patronage and the potential for Syrian bishops to find a place in this transactional web. It explores the mediating roles that Theodoret and his colleagues sought vis-à-vis other elites, including local notables, educators, civil officials, military leaders, and alternative experts in religion.

Keywords: Theodoret of Cyrrhus; clerical network; Roman patronage; Syrian bishops; mediating roles; religion

Chapter.  10562 words. 

Subjects: Classical History

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