Sources of the <i>Scholia</i>


in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269700
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683756 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Sources of the Scholia

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This chapter examines John of Scythopolis' sources for his Scholia and the formal pattern by which he used those materials in interpreting the Dionysian corpus. John made use of a variety of sources. He most often cited the Christian Scriptures and invoked non-Christian authors, an assortment of church fathers, and liturgical traditions of the eastern and western churches. It discusses the specific Christian texts and canon used by John and his agenda of using the Scriptures to present a particular reading of the Dionysian corpus.

Keywords: John of Scythopolis; Dionysian Corpus; Christian Scriptures; church fathers; liturgical traditions; Christian canon

Chapter.  8957 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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