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“A Garden Enclosed, a Fountain Sealed”

Karl Shuve.

in The Song of Songs and the Fashioning of Identity in Early Latin Christianity

March 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Biblical Studies. 13540 words.

This chapter argues for Cyprian’s importance in the history of the Song’s interpretation. It is shown that Song 4:12 and 6:8 were crucial texts in his defense of the practice of rebaptism,...

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The Abba and his Disciple

GRAHAM GOULD.

in The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

April 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 32000 words.

This chapter considers the relationship between the abba and his disciple, exploring the demands of teaching and personal relationships. It describes the nature of the teaching relationship...

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Abbo of Fleury (d. 1004)

in The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

January 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity. 1545 words.

A. was one of the great scholars of tenth-century Europe. Born in the vicinity of Orléans c.945–50, A.

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Abelard, Peter

Edited by Karla Pollmann and Willemien Otten.

in The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

January 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity. 5 words.

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An Absolute Breach?

Gary N. Knoppers.

in Jews and Samaritans

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 10177 words.

Was the Roman era one in which Samaritan-Jewish relations deteriorated to the point of outright hatred, jealousy, and factionalism? As the Gospel story with which the book began and other...

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Access to Eden and the Hope for Immortality

Peter Thacher Lanfer.

in Remembering Eden

August 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 12769 words.

This chapter examines the diversity of expectations concerning the hope for immortality present in the expulsion narrative. Despite contrasting expectations for astral-immortality,...

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The Achievements of the Council of Aquileia

Daniel H. Williams.

in Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts

May 1995; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 14519 words.

This chapter first discusses the evolution in Gratian and Ambrose's relations and examines under what circumstances the emperor dissolved the Valentinian distinction between imperial...

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Active Passivity: Maximus on the Passion of Jesus Christ

Paul M. Blowers.

in Maximus the Confessor

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Philosophy of Religion. 12054 words.

The “mystery of Christ” is an expansive construction in Maximus’ theology, embracing not only divine incarnation proper but every phase of Christ’s earthly ministry and passion as...

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Activities and Wills

Melchisedec TÖrÖnen.

in Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

January 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 4079 words.

Discusses the main Christological heresies of the 7th century, namely Monenergism and Monotheletism, promoted especially during the reign of Heraclius. Maximus argues that as in Christ...

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Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen.

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Early Christianity. 240 pages.

This book is an investigation into two basic concepts of ancient pagan and Christian thought, namely activity and participation. It shows how activity in Christian thought is connected with...

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