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Bishops in Flight: Exilic Discourse in Late Antiquity
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Flight during times of persecution has a long and fraught history in early Christianity. Writing in the third century, Tertullian of Carthage argued that bishops who flee are cowards or, worse yet, heretics. By the fourth century, the terms of persecution changed as Christianity became the favored cult of the Roman Empire. This transition was by no means a smooth one, and bishops often found themselves in exile when they fell out of favor wit…
…“Receptions of Exile: Athanasius of Alexandria’s legacy,” in Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity edited by Julia Hillner, Joerg Ulrich, and Jakob Engberg (Peter Lang Publishing, 2016).
“Diagnosing Heresy: Ps.-Martyrius’s Funerary Speech for John Chrysostom” Journal of Early Christian Studies 24.3 (Fall 2016): 395-418.
“Heroic Bishops: Hilary of Poitiers’s exilic discourse” Vigiliae Christianae 70.2 (2016): 155-174.
My research interests include the discourse of exile, the making of orthodoxy and heresy, and gendered violence in late antiquity.