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hagiography, they necessarily exclude interesting texts that lack these elements but nevertheless in some way, we think, participate in the ‘hagiographical’. Those that look, for example, for a cradle-to-grave narrative obviously omit texts that only partially cover a holy life, or which use forms other than

In: The Hagiographical Experiment: Developing Discourses of Sainthood
Author: Craig A. Evans

. In the vicinity of Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asks his disciples who they think he is. Peter replies: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matt 16:16). In a recent study Mark Goodwin has suggested that Peter’s language, σὺ εἶ ὁ χριστὸς ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ζῶντος, alludes to Hosea, where

In: The Book of the Twelve
Author: Thomas E. Hunt

time. 25 This suggests that he was at least partly motivated by a desire to establish himself as a commentator with a presence in Rome. 26 The Commentary on Galatians also needs to be placed within Jerome’s ongoing engagement with translation and arguments about the language of scripture. In the

In: Jerome of Stridon and the Ethics of Literary Production in Late Antiquity
Author: Thomas E. Hunt

thinking about the nature of language (whether spoken or written) and its role in the common life of Christians. More specifically, he subsumed language within a framework that was ethical and related to the Bible. One of the key themes in the Pauline commentaries is this same connection between scriptural

In: Jerome of Stridon and the Ethics of Literary Production in Late Antiquity
Author: Thomas E. Hunt

reading within a wider Christian tradition. The centrepiece of this letter is the third chapter. Here Jerome notes, citing the Apocalypse of John, that in scripture people living on the earth (terra ) are always called sinners. 8 This leads him in to an extended treatment of Hebrews 11–12 and its

In: Jerome of Stridon and the Ethics of Literary Production in Late Antiquity
Author: Lindsey Trozzo

Christology that some have found troublesome for the pursuit of Johannine ethics. 7 Because the Fourth Gospel lacks the expected forms of moral instruction (gnomes, maxims, paraenetic sections), many have looked instead to imitation ethics, that is, to the presentation of Jesus’s life for a model of behavior

In: Johannine Christology
Author: Allison L. Gray

pick itself up and move to a new location. With that, the custodian is converted. This unusual story of passing notes and throwing rocks is preserved in Gregory of Nyssa’s Life of Gregory Thaumaturgus , a biographical narrative account that was originally delivered as an oration in Neocaesarea (ca

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: David Ungvary

linguistic scholarship. Motivating his work on etymology, for example, was a basic desire to recover “ vis verbi ,” the force of a word—not just its meaning, but its power. 30 Ultimately, Isidore wished to channel the power of discourse to meet Christian ends. “The speech of a just man should be solely in

In: Vigiliae Christianae