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Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Richard Hillier

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book looks at Arator, the Roman sub-deacon who wrote a verse-commentary on the Acts of the Apostles in AD 544, and studies the Historia Apostolica as biblical ... More


Poet and Pope: Text and Context

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

April 6, 544 was a day of no ordinary significance in the life of Pope Vigilius and the Roman Catholic Church over which he presided. It was the day a ... More


Baptism, Acts, and Arator

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that in writing the Historia Apostolica Arator was particularly concerned to emphasize and explain the role of baptism in the Acts ... More


Divinus Odor Co-Ascension and Baptismal Participation

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Jacques Fontaine correctly recognized the two interwoven strands of Arator's narrative; man participates in the divine both through his share in Christ's ... More


Lotus sed non Mundus Simon Magus and the Raven

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Arator passed over the difficulties associated with one passage of the Acts of the Apostles — the separation of baptism from the laying on of hands and ... More


Eunuchi Fecunda Fides Gentiles, Sinners, and Song of Songs I: 5

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In his exposition of the baptism of the Ethiopian eunuch, Arator's main concern is to set the eunuch, or rather his mistress, Queen Candace, in her ... More


Saucius Infans Baptism and Circumcision

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

A section of the Historia Apostolica provides another example of Arator's treatment of the text of Acts of the Apostles. The passage occupies only four ... More


Iustis Via, Sontibus Unda The Crossing of the Red Sea

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In Historia Apostolica 2. 40–95, Arator's attitude to the text of the Acts of the Apostles is evident: namely, that it is a commentary rather than a ... More


Aquila The Rejuvenation of the Eagle

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In Historia Apostolica 2. 506–550, Paul arrives in Corinth on a mission of baptism and conversion. Arator takes up the character of Aquila, who with ... More


Postscript

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Is it possible that there were specific works of which Arator had first-hand knowledge and upon whose contents he drew during the writing of the ... More


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