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  • Record Number: 8266
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Leyser , Conrad.
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  • Title: Vulnerability and Power: The Early Christian Rhetoric of Masculine Authority ["Well before the twelfth century, Christian men in positions of public power had developed a language with which to express and, if possible, turn to their advantage, the precariousness of their position. Trading on already established notions of moral masculinity, these men were unafraid to depict themselves as weak, inadequate, and continuously suffering rulers--because they knew that their political survival depended on their demonstrating their absolute disinterest in personal gain from their office." Pages 172- 173].
  • Source: Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 80, 3 (Autumn 1998): Pages 159 - 173.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Authority Bishops Gregory I the Great, Pope, Saint Masculinity Pain and Suffering Patristics Politics Power Rhetoric
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 4-5
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Manchester
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
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