• Surrogate Fathers: imaginary dialogue and patristic culture in late antiquity

    Author(s):
    Robin Whelan (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Late Antiquity, Religious Studies
    Subject(s):
    Early Christianity, Religions of late Antiquity
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    heresy, Late antiquity
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6805H
    Abstract:
    This article seeks to contribute to recent debates over Christian dialogue in late antiquity. It explores a specific form of dialogue text: invented debates about the definition of correct doctrine, often starring renowned church Fathers and notorious heretics. It argues that, far from symbolizing an ‘end’ to dialogue in late antiquity – closed down by appeals to patristic authorities – these heresiological dialogues helped to perpetuate controversial Christian debates.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
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