Leo the Great and the Spiritual Rebuilding of a Universal Rome

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BRILL, Aug 29, 2008 - Religion - 422 pages
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Leo the Great responded to the crisis of the western empire by replacing secular Rome with a Christian universal Rome that could survive its political demise. His humanitarian theology emphasizing the human nature of Christ made this universal Rome legitimate.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Leo the Great and the Late Roman World That Was His Stage
1
The Relationship between Rome and the Western Churches
53
The Idea of Justice and its Bearing upon Law and Mercy
137
Suffering Compassion and the Care of the Poor
179
The Humanity of Christ as a Model for Compassion
209
Overturning the Robber Synod and Preserving Christs Human Nature
259
The Elaboration of the Roman Primacy
285
Striving for Unity after Chalcedon
323
The City of God Unfolds in History
345
Bibliography of Primary Sources
377
Bibliography of Secondary Literature
389
Index
409
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Susan Wessel, JD, MTS, STM, PhD (2000) in Religion, Columbia University, is Assistant Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Catholic University of America. She is the author of Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy. The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic.

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