Reform of the Frankish Church by M.A. Claussen
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Reform of the Frankish Church
By M.A. Claussen

The Reform of the Frankish Church

Chrodegang of Metz and the Regula canonicorum in the Eighth Century

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Reform of the Frankish Church by M.A. Claussen

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Chrodegang of Metz (c. 712-766) was a leading figure of the late Merovingian and early Carolingian Church. Born to one of the principal aristocratic families in Austrasia, he served as referendary of Charles Martel, and was appointed bishop of Metz in the 740s. As bishop, Chrodegang became one of the foremost churchmen in Francia, chairing councils, founding monasteries, and beginning a reform of the lives of the canons of the Metz cathedral. This book is a major study in the English language on Chrodegang, examining his preoccupation with the creation of communities of faith and concord modelled on the early Church. It explores his attempts to unite the Frankish episcopacy, his rule for the cathedral clergy in Metz - the Regula canonicorum - and his introduction of new liturgical practices that sought to transform his see into a hagiopolis, a holy city which provided a model for later Carolingian reform.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521839310
ISBN-10: 0521839319
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 364
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Explores the career and reforming programme of Chrodegang (c. 712-766), bishop of Metz.

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Author Biography - M.A. Claussen

M. A. Claussen is Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco and the author of articles on Church History.

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