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The Sign of Perfection: The Anti‐Chalcedonian Ascetic as Bearer of the Cross

Cornelia B. Horn

in Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career of Peter the Iberian

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199277537
eISBN:
9780191604171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277532.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter shows that Abba Isaiah and Philoxenus of Mabbugh were influential contributors to anti-Chalcedonian theological and ascetico-spiritual perspectives in Palestine. They provided an ... More


The Mature Theodoret, 433–445

Paul B. Clayton, Jr.

in The Christology of Theodoret of Cyrus: Antiochene Christology from the Council of Ephesus (431) to the Council of Chalcedon (451)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198143987
eISBN:
9780191711497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198143987.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter begins by looking very briefly at the tenth sermon of Theodoret's on providence. It then examines the Isaiah and Pauline commentaries, the most important regarding the question of ... More


Mary Ever‐Virgin? Jovinian and Marian Heresy

David G. Hunter

in Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity: The Jovinianist Controversy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199279784
eISBN:
9780191707391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279784.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

A survey of the history of the idea of Mary's virginitas in partu shows that the notion had only marginal support in the tradition of the first three centuries. Associated with both docetism and ... More


The Asceticon of Abba Isaiah

Marcus Plested

in The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267798
eISBN:
9780191602139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267790.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Asceticon of Abba Isaiah is an intriguing work in that it contains works of Macarius in both the Greek and Syriac manuscript traditions. The Isaian material proper also contains clear signs of ... More


Purgatory in Bede and Boniface

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines how purgatory was described and understood in the works of Bede and Boniface. Particular attention is given to Bede as the author of works in which purgatory was given ... More


The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition

Marcus Plested

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267798
eISBN:
9780191602139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267790.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores the remarkable spiritual and theological legacy of the fourth-century Macarian writings. The anonymous author of the writings (commonly referred to as Macarius-Symeon, ... More


Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Isaiah: Christian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine

Michael J. Hollerich

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263685
eISBN:
9780191682636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263685.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339), bishop, church historian, and biographer of Constantine, is the major Christian witness to the Constantinian settlement. Despite his importance, his biblical exegesis ... More


Looking Westward

Jerome Murphy-oʼconnor

in Paul: A Critical Life

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780192853424
eISBN:
9780191670589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192853424.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

After relaying the bad news from Corinth, the messengers returned there. Paul promised a visit in the near future. After accompanying the collection to Jerusalem, he planned to go to Rome first and ... More


Introduction

MICHAEL J. HOLLERICH

in Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Isaiah: Christian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263685
eISBN:
9780191682636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263685.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea in Palestine, was the leading Christian scholar of his age. His books gave him a permanent place in the history of church and of human culture. The first section of this ... More


Setting and Character of the Commentary on Isaiah

MICHAEL J. HOLLERICH

in Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Isaiah: Christian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263685
eISBN:
9780191682636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263685.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter deals with the various aspects of the Commentary on Isaiah which are preliminary to understanding its significance in Eusebius' works as a whole. It consider's the commentary's date, ... More


Metamorphosis of the Servant’s Beholder: Isaiah 52–3 and 2 Corinthians 4:7–18

J. M. F. Heath

in Paul's Visual Piety: The Metamorphosis of the Beholder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199664146
eISBN:
9780191748455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664146.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that the apostolic flesh (2 Cor 4:7–15) is the physical, this-worldly sight that interprets the mirror of 2 Cor 3:18. Beholding in this mirror, the Corinthian Christians are to be ... More


Second-Century Christology: The Word With Us

Brian E. Daley, SJ

in God Visible: Patristic Christology Reconsidered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199281336
eISBN:
9780191746925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199281336.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Major Christian writers in the second century saw Jesus largely in terms of God’s self-revelation in the long history of Israel. Central themes included the person of Jesus as God’s “Beloved,” an ... More


Theodramatic Stratagems—The Son’s Mission

Matthew W. Bates

in The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198729563
eISBN:
9780191796432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729563.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter features Old Testament dialogues between divine persons about the incarnation, preparation, and earthly mission of the Son. The Father explains the divine plan to the Son, including his ... More


“I Will Be Like the Most High!”: The Self-deification of Helel

M. David Litwa

in Desiring Divinity: Self-deification in Early Jewish and Christian Mythmaking

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190467166
eISBN:
9780190467180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467166.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the myth of Helel, later called Lucifer, who contemplates a self-deifying ascent in Isaiah 14. The historical and literary setting of Isaiah 13–14 (two oracles against Babylon) ... More


The Bible of the Constantinian Church

Mark Edwards

in Religions of the Constantinian Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199687725
eISBN:
9780191815034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687725.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 11 begins with Constantine’s commissioning of fifty copies of the New Testament, a measure which obviously implies a canon. Noting Eusebius’ interest in the canon, the chapter compares his ... More


Heavenly Ascent Contexts

Ann Conway-Jones

in Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery in Its Jewish and Christian Contexts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198715399
eISBN:
9780191783166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715399.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The heavenly ascent texts used in the heuristic comparison are introduced. Basic details of language, genre, and dating are given. They can be divided into three categories. Firstly, there are the ... More


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