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Episcopal Elections 250-600

Hierarchy and Popular Will in Late Antiquity

Episcopal Elections 250-600 by Peter Norton
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A refutation of the conventional view that after the adoption of Christianity by the Roman empire the local community lost its voice in the appointment of bishops. Peter Norton argues that this right remained for longer than is normally assumed, with important consequences for our understanding of the administration of the later empire. - ;Peter Norton covers a topic of great relevance to students of early Church history and late antiquity alike. He challenges the conventional view that after the adoption of Christianity by the Roman empire the local community lost its voice in the appointment of bishops, and argues that this right remained in theory and practice for longer than is normally assumed. Given that bishops became important to the running of the empire at the local level, a proper understanding of how they

came into office is essential for our understanding of the later empire. - ;[an] important volume...Norton's fine study provides a welcome addition to scholarship while also pointing toward further fruitful avenues of investigation...Norton has provided the best overview of the topic available, and his book will serve as a point reference for all subsequent investigations of episcopal elections in late antiquity. - S.W.J Keough Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses;lucidly written and cogently argued - Adam A.J. DeVille Logos: A Journal of Early Christian Studies

Oxford University Press, UK; February 2007
284 pages; ISBN 9780191525872
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Title: Episcopal Elections 250-600
Author: Peter Norton
 
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