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Author: Wendy Mayer

to question whether their influence upon John's life was as significant as the sources suggest. So that the evi- dence can be presented without prejudice these women will be discussed only after a number of the other characters have been introduced. Again, rather than begin with John's female

In: Vigiliae Christianae

by a life and speaking by speech,” and since “the Creator’s self does not admit of accidents,” His Word (speech) and Spirit (life) are not accidental. To the vizier’s objection that such an imagery is anthropomorphic, Elias responds that, similarly, many Qurʾānic verses contain anthropomorphic

In: Scrinium
Author: L.F. Janssen

the sphere of religion. This change in handling the problem of the persecutions is also found in a recent publica- tion by Mr Fergus Millarll; he writes: "The persecutions cannot be explained in political terms ... ; ... they were motivated by feelings which we must call religious. The imperial cult

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: David T. Runia

only in Methodius, Symp. 2.2, 2.5. 'pertaining to the six days of creation': first at Philo Leg. 2.12, Decal. 100 (if the text is emended), then common in the Patres from Theophilus of Antioch onwards (cf. J. C. M. van Winden, RAC 14 (1988) 1256ff.). 'to mould into a living being': in the creational

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: Gary J. Johnson

a discrete regional population including the stonecutter(s), their customers, and their associates, i.e. colleagues, suppliers, etc. This study seeks to explore the nature and the limits of Christian self-identity within this population. The study is motivated by a desire to understand what

In: Vigiliae Christianae

scholars who find Eunomius' use of dynamis here-or at Apology 19:8-19, where Eunomius distinguishes the sense of the titles "light," "life," "power" as applied to God and to the Son-as evidence of the influence of 1 Cor. 1:24 (a text normally associated with pro-Nicene theology) on Eunomius; see, e

In: Vigiliae Christianae

claimed that according to Faustus ‘religion is defined by practice. Commitment to a particular religion entails enactment of its precepts and living the life its teachings dictate—nothing more and nothing less. To believe is to do’ (113). This combination of scepticism and full emphasis on practice

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: Therese Fuhrer

—and thus they remain also in the ‘present’. A number of divinities on both sides are involved in this process: 5 the Father of Greatness evokes in ‘three creations’ a series of gods, including the ‘Living Spirit’, which, as demiurge, creates the sun and moon as part of the effort to release light. As a

In: Vigiliae Christianae

like Paul outside of Palestine under in uence from Hellenistic understandings of kæriow and kærioi . 14 The life of Bousset’s problematic 10 For example, Reginald Fuller, The Foundations of New Testament Christology (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1965) 67-68. 11 “Kyrios or Tetragram: A Renewed

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: Paul M. Blowers

Ambiguum 7, admitting that “Gregory did not intend to explain how human beings came to be, but why misery attends their lives.” 6 The grand frontier of passibility and life in the body is indeed the leitmotif of this whole segment of the Ambigua , and this leitmotif casts a broad shadow across other of

In: Vigiliae Christianae