Category: Church History

Das Antichristdrama des Mittelalters der Reformation und by K. Aichele

By K. Aichele

Die vorliegende Arbeit beschaftigt sich ausschlieBlich mit dem Anti christdrama; Weltgerichtsspiele und sonstige eschatologische Spiele, wie etwa das Zehnjungfrauenspie1, sind nicht beriicksichtigt. Die Griinde dafiir sind erstens praktisch: die Gesamtheit der eschatologischen Spiele hatte nur in einem erheblich groBeren Rahmen behandelt werden konnen. AuBerdem stellen sich bei den Weltgerichtsspielen Fragen der Textkritik und der Uberlieferung, die bei den Antichristspielen iiberhaupt keine Rolle spielen, so daB in den beiden Fallen vollig verschiedene Arbeits methoden am Platz gewesen waren. 1m tibrigen lag mir daran, die Entwick lung des Antichristdramas tiber einen groBeren Zeitraum zu verfolgen, insbesondere im Zeitalter der Reformation, wo das Weltgerichtsspiel v611ig zurticktritt. Ich habe mich weiterhin auf das Antichrist-d ram a beschrankt. Die nichtdramatische Antichristdichtung ist noch so intestine wie unerschlossen, ein groBer Teil der Texte liegt nur in Handschriften vor. Ebenso steht es mit der F1ut der Prosaschriften tiber den Antichrist. Eine zusammen fassende Darstellung des gesamten Antichristschrifttums ist ohne die notigen detaillierten Vorarbeiten noch nicht moglich. Meine Untersuchung umfaBt den Zeitraum yom zwOlften Jahrhundert, in we1chem das erste Antichristdrama auftritt, bis zum Ende des DreiBig jahrigen Krieges. Nach der Mitte des siebzehnten Jahrhunderts scheint die Produktion von Antichristdramen abzuklingen, und das Thema lebt offenbar nur in der lokalen Volksspieltradition (besonders in Tirol) citadel.

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Swimming the Christian Atlantic: Judeoconversos, by Jonathan Schorsch

By Jonathan Schorsch

Scholarship at the formation of the Atlantic global via contributions from Europe, Africa and the Americas has grown in contemporary many years. the implications provide new understandings of the differences in ethnic and non secular identification confronted by way of peoples from all of the surrounding continents. lengthy utilized by students of Jewish reviews, files from the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions became an immense resource for historians of Africans and Amerindians within the Iberian colonial orbit. utilizing those and different fabrics, this ebook explores the nexus of politics, race and faith between 3 newly and incompletely Christianized teams within the 17th century: Judeoconversos, Afroiberians and Amerindians. This clean cross-cultural research brings those differing trajectories into discussion.

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Studia Patristica. Volume XLIX: St Augustine and his by Jane Baun, A. Cameron, M. Edwards, Markus Vinzent

By Jane Baun, A. Cameron, M. Edwards, Markus Vinzent

Papers offered on the 15th foreign convention on Patristic reports held in Oxford 2007 (sse additionally Studia Patristica forty four, forty five, forty six, forty seven and 48).

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The Westminster Handbook to Origen by John Anthony McGuckin

By John Anthony McGuckin

This publication offers prepared entry into and certain information in the course of the really good, usually convoluted, consistently wealthy global of Origen: the guy, the ecclesiastical dynamics of his day, his extant works, the diversity of his theological explorations, his impact, and the controversies linked to him in lifestyles and in dying. integrated are suggestions to be used and transparent presentation of themes which permit the reader, even if beginner or professional, to have interaction Origen in ways in which handle the reader's interest.

The Westminster guide to Christian Theology sequence offers a collection of assets for the research of historical and modern theological activities and Christian theologians. those books are meant to assist scholars and students locate concise and actual remedies of significant theological terms.

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The Interpretation of the Old Testament in Greco-Roman by John Granger Cook

By John Granger Cook

In accordance with the to be had facts no longer many pagans knew the Greek Bible (Septuagint) earlier than the appearance of Christianity. The pagans who reacted to biblical texts contain Celsus (II C.E.), Porphyry (III C.E.), and Julian the Apostate (IV C.E.). the writer analyzes those pagans' voice and elaborates on its value, because it indicates how Septuagint texts seemed within the eyes of Greco-Roman intellectuals.

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Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II by George Weigel

By George Weigel

George Weigel, writer of Witness to pray, might be giving a chain of lectures in Oxford, London, Manchester, and Birmingham in mid-February. The definitive, authoritative biography of Pope John Paul II, with exceptional co-operation from the Pope, together with entry to the Holy Father's papers. A groundbreaking portrait of the Pope as a guy, thinker, non secular chief and political determine destined to develop into a vintage. The authoritative biography of 1 of the singular figures --some may possibly even argue, the singular determine of the 20 th century. John Paul II's lifestyles is full of drama; his lifestyles is additionally replete with hard rules, whose energy is available in half from the sensational personality of Wojtyla's lifestyles and the integrity with which he has lived it. Even his critics concede that John Paul II occupies a special position at the global level on the finish of this bloody century, and that he has placed down markers that nobody can forget about or stay away from as humanity becomes a brand new millennium fraught with either hazard and threat. This e-book contains formerly unpublished primary-source documentation of an old caliber. The Pope is a guy of prodigious strength, and has performed a vital, but heretofore unknown position, during this century's so much momentous occasions, together with the autumn of communism, the Holy Sea/Israel negotiation of 1991-92, the disintegration of the Nicaraguan, Chilean, and Paraguayan regimes through the Nineteen Eighties, and the remarkable papal stopover at to Cuba. This biography explains the way it is this "man from a miles country," as he describes himself to the Roman crowds at the evening of his election, had performed all of that, and what his accomplishments may perhaps portend for the way forward for either the Church and the area. Tues 18th Feb - The Chaplaincy (sp?), Oxford Wed nineteenth Feb - Westminster Cathedral Thur twentieth Feb - Manchester college Fri twenty first Feb - Oratory, Birmingham

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The Photian Schism: History and Legend by Dvornik

By Dvornik

Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople, has been for one thousand years denounced by means of the Western Church as an arch-heretic and arch-schismatic of the Church and even as commemorated within the East as a saint, student and a version churchman. Dr Dvornik studies the full background, reconsiders the entire arguments, reconstitutes the proof, re-examines all of the witnesses and springs to the belief that during the Photian case the Churchmen, Canonists and historians of the West have been unsuitable, that Photius was once certainly an excellent churchman. within the moment a part of his e-book Dr Dvornik examines the explanations for this miscarriage of justice.

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