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Author Demacopoulos, George E.

Title The invention of Peter : apostolic discourse and papal authority in late antiquity / George E. Demacopoulos
Edition First edition
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (262 pages)
Series Divinations : rereading late ancient religion
Contents Petrine legends, external recognition, and the cult of Peter in Rome -- The many faces of Leo's Peter -- Gelasius' domestic problems and international posture -- The Petrine discourse in Theoderic's Italy and Justinian's empire -- Restraint and desperation in Gregory the Great's Petrine appeal -- The Life of St. Gregory of Agrigentum as a seventh-century Petrine critique of the papacy -- The invention of Peter -- Appendix I. Pope Gelasius to Augustus Anastasius -- Appendix II. Tract VI
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Petrine office -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Popes -- Primacy -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0812208641 (electronic bk.)
0812245172 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780812208641 (electronic bk.)
9780812245172 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)