The Resource The social world of intellectuals in the Roman Empire : sophists, philosophers, and Christians, Kendra Eshleman

The social world of intellectuals in the Roman Empire : sophists, philosophers, and Christians, Kendra Eshleman

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The social world of intellectuals in the Roman Empire : sophists, philosophers, and Christians
Title
The social world of intellectuals in the Roman Empire
Title remainder
sophists, philosophers, and Christians
Statement of responsibility
Kendra Eshleman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the role of social networks in the formation of identity among sophists, philosophers, and Christians in the early Roman Empire. Membership in each category was established and evaluated socially as well as discursively. From clashes over admission to classrooms and communion to construction of the group's history, integration into the social fabric of the community served as both an index of identity and a medium through which contests over status and authority were conducted. The juxtaposition of patterns of belonging in Second Sophistic and early Christian circles reveals a shared repertoire of technologies of self-definition, authorization, and institutionalization, and shows how each group manipulated and adapted those strategies to its own needs. This approach provides a more rounded view of the Second Sophistic and places the early Christian formation of "orthodoxy" in a fresh context"--
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1973-
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Eshleman, Kendra
Index
index present
LC call number
DG78
LC item number
.E75 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Greek culture in the Roman world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social networks
  • Social structure
  • Group identity
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Sophists (Greek philosophy)
  • Second Sophistic movement
  • Philosophers
  • Christians
  • HISTORY
  • Christians
  • Group identity
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Intellectual life
  • Philosophers
  • Second Sophistic movement
  • Social networks
  • Social structure
  • Sophists (Greek philosophy)
  • Romeinse rijk
  • Sociale netwerken
  • Sofistiek
  • Christenen
  • Intellectuelen
  • Intellektueller
  • Geistesleben
  • Sozialstruktur
  • Soziale Identität
  • Sophistik
  • Christentum
  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Römisches Reich
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The social world of intellectuals in the Roman Empire : sophists, philosophers, and Christians, Kendra Eshleman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-287) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Who are you?": the social formation of identity -- 1. Inclusion and identity -- 2. Contesting competence: the ideal of self-determination -- 3. Expertise and authority in the early church -- 4. Defining the circle of sophists: Philostratus and the construction of the Second Sophistic -- 5. Becoming orthodox: heresiology as self-fashioning -- 6. Successions and self-definition -- 7. 'From such mothers and fathers': succession narratives in early Christian discourse -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 293 pages
Isbn
9781107026384
Lccn
2012018821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794176357
  • (OCoLC)ocn794176357
Label
The social world of intellectuals in the Roman Empire : sophists, philosophers, and Christians, Kendra Eshleman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Who are you?": the social formation of identity -- 1. Inclusion and identity -- 2. Contesting competence: the ideal of self-determination -- 3. Expertise and authority in the early church -- 4. Defining the circle of sophists: Philostratus and the construction of the Second Sophistic -- 5. Becoming orthodox: heresiology as self-fashioning -- 6. Successions and self-definition -- 7. 'From such mothers and fathers': succession narratives in early Christian discourse -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 293 pages
Isbn
9781107026384
Lccn
2012018821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794176357
  • (OCoLC)ocn794176357

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