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dc.contributor.advisorMirecki, Paul
dc.contributor.authorShriner, Clint
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-05T16:25:39Z
dc.date.available2014-02-05T16:25:39Z
dc.date.issued2013-12-31
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:13111
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/12972
dc.description.abstractThe Didache has often figured prominently in scholars' constructions of early Christianity, especially with regard to two groups: the nascent positions of the overseers and agents in one, and the prophets, apostles, and teachers in the other. While many scholars portray these figures on relatively peaceful terms, this work argues that the relationship between these two groups is characterized by antagonism and conflict. This conflict is based upon a struggle to control prophecy and teaching, thus ultimately being a contest to create doctrine. This early Christian quarrel was not settled by dialogue, debate, or democracy, but by the control of material goods to influence who would be allowed to teach, supporting only certain teachings and prophecies. Early Christian doctrine and ideology can therefore be seen as a product of material manipulation, subject to the constraints of physical and historical pressures that condition all human thought.
dc.format.extent87 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectReligion--History
dc.subjectHistory
dc.subjectSociology
dc.subjectChristianity
dc.subjectDidache
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectIdeology
dc.subjectMaterial
dc.subjectPower
dc.titleThe Didache and the Domestication of Dissidents
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberZahn, Molly
dc.contributor.cmtememberCorbeill, Anthony
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineReligious Studies
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.A.
kusw.oastatusna
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