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The Search for Confessors at the Council of Nicaea
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Old and New Testament Exegesis, New Testament Exegesis.
2011 (English)In: Journal of early Christian studies (Print), ISSN 1067-6341, E-ISSN 1086-3184, Vol. 19, no 4, 589-599 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines the weak evidentiary basis for the claim of Timothy Barnes and other scholars that maimed confessor bishops “enjoyed enormous authority” at the Council of Nicea. An analysis of five late ancient Christian authors demonstrates that there is no corroborating “proof” for Barnes’s claim. Nevertheless, the apparent growth of traditions about confessors in later fifth-century witnesses is noteworthy for the recognition of a confessor’s standing in the post-Constantinian church.

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2011. Vol. 19, no 4, 589-599 p.
Keyword [en]
Martyrs, confessors, Council of Nicea (Nicaea)
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Religious Studies
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New Testament Exegesis
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-141395DOI: 10.1353/earl.2011.0053ISI: 000298065900005OAI: diva2:385548
Available from: 2012-01-04 Created: 2011-01-11 Last updated: 2012-02-15Bibliographically approved

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