SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

A Threat to Public Piety


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction: From Permeable Circles to Hardened Boundaries 1. Ammonius Saccas and the Philosophy without Conflicts 2. Origen as a Student of Ammonius 3. Plotinus, Porphyry, and Philosophy in the Public Realm 4. Schism in the Ammonian Community: Porphyry v. Iamblichus 5. Schism in the Ammonian Community: Porphyry v. Methodius of Olympus Conclusion: The Ammonian Community and the Great Persecution

About the Author

Elizabeth DePalma Digeser is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of The Making of a Christian Empire: Lactantius and Rome and A Threat to Public Piety: Christians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution.


"The intellectual conflict between pagan philosophy and Christian theology is one of the fascinating-if not booming-topics in current studies of the third and fourth centuries... DePalma Digeser's book is a valid attempt to bring together the often fragmented research on the Christian and pagan sides of this discourse. It also highlights the immense importance of both Porphyry and Origen-not only for third-century thought, but also for the eventual developments in the realm of politics and Roman society."-Ulrich Volp, Ecclesiastical History (April 2013) "Occasionally in every generation a few books may be published that refreshingly redirect scholarship in their respective areas of expertise. This book by Elizabeth DePalma Digeser indisputably falls into that category, owing to the fact that she has done something that no one has done before, namely analyzing the works of Arnobius, Lactantius, and Eusibius together to show how their common themes reveal a sustained criticism of the anti-Christian philosopher Porphyry of Tyre." -Michael Bland Simmons, Journey of Early Christian Studies (2012) "A Threat to Public Piety is a well-conceived, well-written, significant, and original contribution to the field of late Roman studies that will attract those interested in religion, philosophy, the rise of Christianity, and the relation between religion and power in the later Roman Empire. Elizabeth DePalma Digeser shows that philosophers in the later Roman Empire were not marginal, idiosyncratic figures but formed part of the imperial court and exercised influence as imperial advisers."-Susanna K. Elm, University of California Berkeley, author of Sons of Hellenism, Fathers of the Church: Emperor Julian, Gregory of Nazianzus and the Vision of Rome

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » History
Home » Books » History » Ancient » Rome
Home » Books » History » Religion
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling A Threat to Public Piety: Christians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.
Back to top