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Ecclesiastical penance in the Church of Constantinople

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a study of the hagiographical evidence to 983 A.D.
Abstract:

The present study provides for the first time a systematic and comprehensive examination of the evidence for ecclesiastical penance found in the vast corpus of pre-Metaphrastic Byzantine hagiography.The value of the thesis lies primarily in the body of evidence which it makes available and interprets within the context of what can be known of the historical development of penitential practice among the Byzantine laity and of the nature and limitations of hagiographical evidence.

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University College (University of Oxford)
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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