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Angels in Late Ancient Christianity

Ellen Muehlberger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931934
eISBN:
9780199332991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931934.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Ellen Muehlberger explores the diverse and inventive ideas Christians held about angels in late antiquity, focusing especially on the fourth and fifth centuries. At that time, Christians were ... More


Augustine's world

Gillian Clark

in Augustine: The Confessions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675402
eISBN:
9781781385371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675402.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter begins with Augustine's home town, Thagaste in North Africa, in the context of the western Roman empire. It discusses classical education and Christian teaching, the liberal arts as an ... More


Describing a life

Gillian Clark

in Augustine: The Confessions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675402
eISBN:
9781781385371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675402.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter begins with questions which puzzle readers of Confessions: what kind of book is it, why does Augustine's life story stop after nine books with the death of his mother and his return to ... More


Angels as Equipment for LivingThe Companion Angel Tradition in Evagrian Christianity

Ellen Muehlberger

in Angels in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931934
eISBN:
9780199332991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931934.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the context of the academic and ascetic circles associated with Antony, Ammonas, and Macarius of Egypt, which Evagrius joined when he moved to Egypt near the end of the fourth ... More


Defining OthersAsceticism and the Discourse of the Angelic Life

Ellen Muehlberger

in Angels in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931934
eISBN:
9780199332991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931934.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Christian orators explained the emergence of new, renunciatory communities to their urban congregations by the use of a trope: they explained that ascetics were Christians but were different because ... More


Islamic Emanationism

Mark Sedgwick

in Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199977642
eISBN:
9780190622701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977642.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the impact of Neoplatonic emanationism in Islam. It also introduces Sufism and crucial Sufi concepts in their classic form. It argues that Arab philosophers such as Avicenna ... More


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