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Author: Thomas E. Hunt

consequently it ‘offer[s] to the reader a possible way of being-in-the-world, a new way of living in the world.’ 7 Fundamentally, the Life of Hilarion asks the reader to emplot her own life into the general narrative of salvation encountered in scripture and in the Life itself. 8 Moments of ethical

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

contradiction of the entire purpose of humankind’s being, the material and suffering life still remained motivated by a naturally ascentive soul 43 and, therefore, a spiritually blind humanity had entered into an unnatural condition. 44 For this reason God the Word incarnated to allow the divine light to be

In: Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism
Author: Klazina Staat

practices easily raised questions concerning the physical and spiritual integrity of the ascetics. 8 My focus on the Lives of Malchus and Amator is motivated by the observation that the secrecy is not merely a historical aspect characterising the couples’ chaste marriages, but, as I will argue, part of a

In: The Hagiographical Experiment: Developing Discourses of Sainthood

, Averil Cameron suggested that the Antony could have been written as a response to Eusebius’ Life of Constantine (hereafter Constantine ), the first Christian historian’s unusual account of the first Christian emperor. 6 Cameron pointed out that the probable author of the Antony , the bishop

In: The Hagiographical Experiment: Developing Discourses of Sainthood
Author: Thomas E. Hunt

published in London in 1876 reimagines the life of Jovinian, a monk who was condemned by Jerome and others in the 390s. 12 It begins with a lengthy preface which claims that the book will illuminate ‘that mighty system of imposture which has exercised its baneful influence over a large portion of the human

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

. Late antiquity was an era of expansion for Christian liturgical life across the Mediterranean. A major feature of this development was the emergence during the fourth century of trained choirs for liturgical service, along with new forms of hymnography crafted to highlight their participation. 6 In

In: Wisdom on the Move: Late Antique Traditions in Multicultural Conversation

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: 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

research on the impact of the Manichaeans on Augustine. It is concluded that, from his early years onwards and to the very end of his life, the Manichaean Christians were a real and powerful force to him. 1 Introduction * In Augustine’s life and work, the Manichaeans played a major role. They entered the

In: Mani and Augustine
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