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Ambrosiaster's Political Theology$
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Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199230204

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.001.0001

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Ambrosiaster's Ecclesiastical Context

Ambrosiaster's Ecclesiastical Context

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(p.63) 3 Ambrosiaster's Ecclesiastical Context
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Ambrosiaster's Political Theology
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230204.003.0004

This chapter explores Ambrosiaster's position in and attitude towards the Roman church in the 370s and 380s. Some of the Quaestiones in particular contain clues that leads to the belief that they originated as sermons or lectures, and the possibility that Ambrosiaster wrote homiletic texts suggests he was, in fact, a cleric. The Quaestiones are given precedence in this analysis, because they are less uniform in nature than the Commentaries and contain more clues to the circumstances of their composition and delivery.

Keywords:   Roman church, Commentaries, 127 Quaestiones, sermons, cleric

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