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Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East: A Study of Jacob of Serugh

Philip Michael Forness


Preaching formed one of the primary, regular avenues of communication between ecclesiastical elites and a wide range of society. Clergy used homilies to spread knowledge of complex theological debates prevalent in late antique Christian discourse. Some sermons offer glimpses into the locations in which communities gathered to hear orators preach. Although homilies survive in greater number than most other types of literature, most do not specify the setting of their initial delivery, dating, and authorship. This book addresses how we can contextualize sermons devoid of such information. The fi ... More

Keywords: preaching, homilies, sermons, poetry, Christology, theology, early Christianity, patristics, miaphysite, monophysite

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198826453
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198826453.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Michael Forness, author
Post-Doctoral Researcher in Late Antique Christianity in the Near East, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main