The status of the Christian Old Testament as originally Hebrew scripture had certain theoretical implications for many early Christians. While they based their exegesis on Greek translations and considered the LXX inspired in its own right, the Fathers did acknowledge the Hebrew origins of their Old Testament and in some ways defined their Bible accordingly. Hebrew scripture exerted its influence on patristic biblical theory especially in regard to issues of the canon, language, and text of the Bible. For many Fathers, only documents thought to be originally composed in Hebrew could be considered canonical, the Hebrew language was considered the primordial language subsequently confined to Israel, and the LXX, as the most faithful translation, corresponded precisely to the Hebrew text.
Hebrew Scripture in Patristic Biblical Theory
Annewies van den Hoek & John J. Herrmann, Jr.
New perspectives are provided on late antique cults, popular entertainment, and the decoration of Christian churches through a fresh look at Christian writings, popular ceramics, and elite works of mosaic, metalwork, and marble sculpture.
Pauline Allen, Australian Catholic University and Bronwen Neil, Australian Catholic University
Pauline Allen and Bronwen Neil investigate crisis management as conducted by the increasingly important episcopal class in the 5th and 6th centuries. Their basic source is the neglected corpus of bishops’ letters in Greek and Latin, the letter being the most significant mode of communication and ...
Ilaria L. E. Ramelli
Apokatastasis (restoration) is a major Patristic doctrine stemming from Greek philosophy and Jewish-Christian Scriptures. Ramelli argues for its presence and Christological and Biblical foundation in many Fathers, analysing its meaning and development from the birth of Christianity to Eriugena.
Andrew Cain, University of Colorado
In Jerome and the Monastic Clergy Andrew Cain provides the first full-scale commentary on Jerome's famous Letter to Nepotian along with an introduction, newly revised Latin text, and English translation
Roelof. van den Broek
In Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem On the Life and the Passion of Christ, Roelof van den Broek offers the first edition, with introduction, translation and notes, of a coptic text which contains a great number of apocryphal elements.
Edited by Matyáš Havrda, Vít Hušek and Jana Plátová
This volume comprises sixteen studies focused on the last extant part of Clement's Stromateis. Written by specialists from seven countries, it is a compendium of contemporary scholarship dealing with major aspects of Clement's thought in general.
Timo Nisula, University of Helsinki
In Augustine and the Functions of Concupiscence, Timo Nisula offers a comprehensive analysis of Augustine’s developing views of sinful desire. The book demonstrates how and why concupiscence became such a pregnant concept in Augustine’s theology and philosophy.
Tracing the gradual crystallisation of Augustine’s doctrine on grace in the individual periods of his thinking, this book also shows the unacceptable consequences of Augustine’s teaching as criticised by his Pelagian opponents.
Benjamin Gleede, University of Zürich
Examining the usage of the term ἐνυπόστατος throughout the Patristic period, this study illustrates the gradual change in its meaning from stressing the hypostatical independence of the trinitarian persons to upholding the reality of Christ's two natures in his unique hypostasis.
P. Tzamalikos, University of Thessaloniki
Following the discovery of a new Greek Father, namely, Cassian the Sabaite, who, by means of Medieval forgery, has been heretofore eclipsed by a figment known as ‘John Cassian of Marseilles’, this book casts new light on the Late Antique interplay between Hellenism and Christianity, sixth ...
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