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Joel Stevens Allen
This work examines how Jews defended themselves against anti-Jewish slander concerning the biblical despoliation of Egypt. The embarrassment of the episode was later 'healed' through allegory and became a critically important biblical justification for the Christian appropriation of the ...
Matthew C. Steenberg
Drawing on current scholarship and exhaustive textual study, this volume offers a detailed exploration of creation—of the cosmos and humanity—in the thought of the second-century Irenaeus of Lyons, connecting it to themes of trinity, image, progress and perfection.
Focusing on his training in classical literary studies and his extensive interaction with Jewish sources, this book describes the practice of Hebrew scholarship in St Jerome and the significance of Hebrew for his biblical exegesis.
This book offers a new reading of Hilary’s Trinitarian theology that takes into account the historical context of Hilary’s thought. It shows how Hilary’s exile altered his theological sensibility, and it examines the theological themes that emerged from this new context.
The Nag Hammadi Gospel of Philip contains a developed justification of the physical rituals of baptism, anointing, and the Eucharist, despite its anti-materialist Gnostic origins. This study uses the fragmentary text to reconstruct this theory, arguably the first of its kind.
Edited by Willemien Otten & Karla Pollmann
This volume presents a broad variety of specifically Christian approaches to poetry and analyses modes of interpreting the Bible that are new in poetry compared with prose exegesis. Both theoretical statements on poetry by Christians and concrete poetic works from roughly 300 to 1250 AD are ...
Trinity and Man contributes to the actual discussion on the interpretation of Gregory of Nyssa’s thought and particularly on the Ad Ablabium: it constitutes the first monograph devoted entirely to this tract, analyzed here from the theological point of view.
Against claims that Origen causes History to evaporate into barren idealism, his theology is shown to have no other source and aim than historical occurences. Fronting assertions that he has no eschatological ideas, this Eschatology is explicated in all its clarity. Light is cast upon the ...
Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments is an insightful case-study of the opposition to Montanism, an early-Christian prophetic movement, by Church and State both before and after ‘catholic’ Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.
Edited by Johannes van Oort, University of Nijmegen / University of Pretoria
Augustine and Manichaean Christianity offers groundbreaking discussions of Augustine’s enduring relation with Manichaeism, disclosing the essential background of writings such as Confessiones, De ordine and De vera religione and powerful concepts like his theories of memory and vision of God.
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