Death's Dominion - Power, Identity, and Memory at the Fourth-Century Martyr Shrine - Nathaniel J. Morehouse

Death's Dominion - Power, Identity, and Memory at the Fourth-Century Martyr Shrine - Nathaniel J. Morehouse

To Control: The Places and Practices Associated With the Remains of the Saints

Death's Dominion - Power, Identity, and Memory at the Fourth-Century Martyr Shrine - Nathaniel J. Morehouse

Nathaniel J. Morehouse [+-]
John Carroll University
Nathaniel J. Morehouse received his MA in Religious Studies from New York University and his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Manitoba. He currently lives in Northeast Ohio where he teaches courses in Religious Studies and Philosophy.

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Chapter three examines how later bishops, following Constantine and Damasus, sought to control the martyr cult as it developed elsewhere in the empire during the late fourth century. Some of those bishops had their own issues of control to address (e.g. Augustine, Ambrose) and approached the cult of the martyrs in ways that addressed those issues of authority. Other contemporary bishops who did not have nearly the same political situations to contend with (e.g. Paulinus of Nola) embraced the martyr cult with less concern for their personal power.

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Morehouse, Nathaniel . To Control: The Places and Practices Associated With the Remains of the Saints. Death's Dominion - Power, Identity, and Memory at the Fourth-Century Martyr Shrine. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 82-125 Sep 2016. ISBN 9781781790823. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24165. Date accessed: 14 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24165. Sep 2016

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