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Ambrose’s Daytime Hymns and the Mystagogy of Nature

Brian P. Dunkle, SJ.

in Enchantment and Creed in the Hymns of Ambrose of Milan

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Religious Studies. 15928 words.

Chapter 3 begins the treatment of the hymns themselves. Prompted by Ambrose’s own description of the role of his hymns in promoting fervor and doctrinal unity in this crisis, it is argued...

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Ambrose’s Preaching, Enchantment, and Nature and Grace

Brian P. Dunkle, SJ.

in Enchantment and Creed in the Hymns of Ambrose of Milan

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Religious Studies. 16804 words.

Ambrose’s catechetical preaching is presented as the background for the bishop’s pastoral use of hymnody. Ambrose’s view of the relationship between the temporal and the eternal aims to...

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Ambrosian Imitation in Sedulius and Prudentius

Brian P. Dunkle, SJ.

in Enchantment and Creed in the Hymns of Ambrose of Milan

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Religious Studies. 12615 words.

The chapter traces the sophisticated reception of these techniques in Sedulius’s morning hymn, “A Solis Ortus Cardine,” before treating Prudentius, especially in his Cathemerinon and Perist...

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Analogies of Rhythmic Repetition

Stephen Blackwood.

in The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy

April 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Religious Studies. 6334 words.

This chapter seeks to provide from daily experience a series of analogies for the Consolation’s several kinds of metric repetition. It is suggested that these analogies offer insight into...

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Ancient and Modern Readers of the Corpus Dionysiacum

Charles M. Stang.

in Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite

February 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Religious Studies. 11928 words.

This chapter charts the reception of the CD from its first appearance in the sixth century to modern scholarship in the twentieth and twenty‐first centuries. This survey focuses on the...

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Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite

Charles M. Stang.

February 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Early Christianity; Religious Studies. 256 pages.

This book argues that the pseudonym, Dionysius the Areopagite, and the influence of Paul together constitute the best interpretive lens for understanding the Corpus Dionysiacum [CD]. This...

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‘Are Any Among You Sick?’

Risto Uro.

in Ritual and Christian Beginnings

April 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Religious Studies. 11200 words.

This chapter argues that a ritual approach to Jesus’ healing is a meaningful project: the topic converges with many issues that anthropologists of shamanism and spirit possession have...

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The Baptized Muse

Karla Pollmann.

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Early Christianity; Religious Studies. 288 pages.

With the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire, increasing numbers of educated people converted to this new belief. As Christianity did not have its own educational institutions, the...

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‘Baptizing…and Teaching’

Risto Uro.

in Ritual and Christian Beginnings

April 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Religious Studies. 9355 words.

Chapter Six highlights the role of ritual in generating and conveying religious knowledge. This perspective is unfolded in the context of three kinds of knowledge related to ritual:...

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Christ in Scripture and the Hymns for Dominical Feasts

Brian P. Dunkle, SJ.

in Enchantment and Creed in the Hymns of Ambrose of Milan

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Religious Studies. 12219 words.

The analysis extends to the three hymns for dominical feasts, that is, Christmas, Epiphany, and Easter. Here, following early scholars, it is argued that Ambrose’s particular concern is to...

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