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Author Wessel, Susan.

Title Leo the Great and the spiritual rebuilding of a universal Rome [electronic resource] / by Susan Wessel.

Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.


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Physical description xii, 422 p.
Series Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, 0920-623X ; v. 93
Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae ; v. 93.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction to Leo the Great and the late Roman world that was his stage -- The study of Leo the Great -- Imperial regimes and the Roman Senate -- Structure of the empire in Italy and the West -- Ecclesiastical administration -- Advance of the barbarian kingdoms -- Survey of the life of Leo the Great -- The relationship between Rome and the western churches -- A controversy develops with the See of Arles in Southern Gaul -- Eclesiastical law is debated and settled in North Africa -- Priscillianis misconfronted in Spain -- The Vicariate of Illyricum -- Persecution and discipline in Italy -- The idea ofjustice and its bearing upon law and mercy -- Justice and its human failings -- Ecclesiastical law as the expression of justice -- The practical manifestation ofjustice in the application of mercy -- Suffering, compassion, and the care of the poor -- The theology of poverty, charity, and altruism -- The humanity of Christ as a model for compassion -- Assembling a christology -- Polemics shape the development of Christ's human nature -- The quality of Christ's humanity -- Christ as example -- The symmetry of justice -- Overturning the Robber Synod and preserving Christ's human nature -- Negotiating with the Imperial Court -- Enlisting the help of the bishops -- Elaboration of the Roman Primacy -- The idea of Apostolic succession and the Primacy of Rome -- The controversy over the 28th Canon -- The focus shifts to Anatolius -- Striving for unity after Chalcedon -- Eliciting the support of the eastern Imperial Court -- The apocrisiarius in Constantinople -- Arenewed correspondence with Anatolius -- The'City of God' unfolds in history -- Christian intellectuals respond to the sack of Rome in 410 -- Anewidea of his Tory emerges.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Leo I, Pope, d. 461.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789004170520 (hardback : alk. paper)