Bishops in Flight: Exile and Displacement in Late Antiquity
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Flight during times of persecution has a long and fraught history in early Christianity. In the third century, bishops who fled were considered cowards or, worse yet, heretics. On the face, flight meant denial of Christ and thus betrayal of faith and community. But by the fourth century, the terms of persecution changed as Christianity became the favored cult of the Roman Empire. Prominent Christians who fl ed and survived became founders and influencers of Christianity over time.
University of California Press: Luminos
Christianity, Church history, Persecution, Bishops
Catholic Studies | Christianity | History of Christianity
Barry, Jennifer, "Bishops in Flight: Exile and Displacement in Late Antiquity" (2019). Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Books. 1.