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interpretation of the findings: one could continue to claim—and not solely motivated by a critical opinion of Gaiser’s theories on the significance of orality in Plato’s unwritten teachings—that both exoteric and esoteric teachings were transcribed in Valentinian Gnosis, as they were transcribed in the

In: Christian Teachers in Second-Century Rome

. Moreover, the life of Judas fits into the context of the local version of folk (quasi)-history. He has become a sacred and, interestingly enough, historical character, whose participation in significant events of the past further raises his status. Modern living conditions of society have changed the

In: Scrinium
Author: Peter Steiger

that Didymus would have garnered such a reputation for great learning so early in his career. 23 Of course, it is possible that Anthony made another trip to Alexandria during the period 346-356, the decade prior to Anthony’s death, but then why is it not reported by Athanasius in Life of Anthony

In: Scrinium

recognized and variously institutionalized form of a religiously motivated ascetic life.” 4 On the one side, the individual, on the other, the institution. Before the paradox can be resolved, there is still much research to be done about the early monastic movement in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the

In: Vigiliae Christianae

of contributions can be discussed here. After an overview of Augustine’s works, a chronology of his life and a general introduction, the work first offers a number of interesting contributions on the historical context of North Africa at the time. Christopher Kelly’s contribution on the political

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: Dennis E. Trout

are living at Cassiciacum, and what fruits they are gathering de liberali otio (De ord. 1.2.4). Indeed, Augustine would be carried away with happiness if all his friends could share this otium liberale.11 By presenting his life at Cassiciacum as a life in otium, Augustine placed himself firmly within

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: Derek Krueger

city nor a wealthy house. (4.31c.88) As is typical in the Diogenes chreiai as a whole, the Diogenes portrayed in John of Stobi's collection challenges hypocrisy and praises the virtue of poverty. He embodies the problem of living a moral life for the urban elite. The chreia continued to be a feature of

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: John J. O'Keefe

rooted in the classical Greek and Christian notion of freedom from the passions which afflict us in this world. Living such a life, while primarily the responsibility of the clergy, was nevertheless a call extended to all believers. Malachi's warnings to the people of ancient Israel are transformed into

In: Vigiliae Christianae

,3-6). Thanks to the grace of God, the death of Christ rather than the final enemy, whose name is Death, stands waiting for the consummation of evil. So it is that there is now "another birth, a different living, another kind of life, a restructuring of our very nature" (De Tridui GNO IX, 277,21-278,1). Again

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: David C. Sim

resurrection the deceased will be raised to life to share in the blessings in heaven that the universal resurrection brings. The common mantra of “Rest in Peace” presumes that the body lies lifeless in the ground awaiting a later restoration to life. There appears to be, at least on the surface, a tension here

In: Scrinium