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1. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Matteo Monfrinotti «Leggere secondo le sillabe»: la spiegazione gnostica delle Scritture (Clem., Str. 6, 15, 131, 1-5)
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The present contribution proposes the study of the exegetical-soteriological assumption, elaborated by Clement of Alexandria in Str. 6, 15, 131, 1-5, where a passage taken from the Vis. II, 1, 3-4 of Hermas is reinterpreted. The Gnostic exegete, who professes the true gnosis, must be aware that while it is possible for everyone to read the sacrad Scripture “letter by letter”, not everyone will be in a position to undertake the “Gnostic explanation”, but only those to which faith has opened the depths of the text, “the elect”, so that they are able to progress from the “letter” to the “syllable” bringing to light the message that goes beyond the letter, which is already engraved in the “new heart” and now preserved in the book that has been “renewed” by the Savior, the Logos of God.
2. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Antonio Bueno Ávila A vueltas con el Primer Testimonio (Io. 1,15-18) de Juan el Bautista y su identidad en el Commentarius in Iohannem de Orígenes de Alejandría
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This article analyses an old issue regarding the identity of John the Baptist in the Commentary on the Gospel of John by Origen of Alexandria in response to the Gnostic Heracleon and some enigmatic anonymous adversaries. Taking as a starting point the two hypotheses existing nowadays about this topic, a new approach is proposed through which it is shown that both hypotheses are not mutually exclusive. The present work has been structured into two large sections. The context where this debate emerges is presented in the first part. This context refers to the continuity or discontinuity between the Old and New Testaments. The second part is focused on the identity of John the Baptist adopting the point view related to the impossibility of identifying the disciple with no specific character, also revealed in the first section.
3. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Guillermo J. Cano Gómez Centurio, tribunus, princeps en Hilario de Poitiers, in Matth. 7, 3-5: texto bíblico y exégesis a la luz de gnósticos y Orígenes
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In this paper we shall examine a few texts by authors who predate Hilary in order to investigate a possible exegetical tradition or interpretative current that could include several gnostic groups cited by Irenaeus of Lyons (II c.), to Origen (III c.) and saint Hilary of Poitiers (IV c.). However, one of the interpretations that Origen presents in his Commentary on saint John is the same interpretation that Hilary gives, but it is more developed. Certainly, Hilary and Origen comment two different Gospels, but both comment homologous scenes; Hilary comments Mt. 8:5-13 and Origen, Io. 4:46-54. In addition, we believe some testimonies in Hilary’s commentary can reveal the influence of Origen’s commentary on Hilary/s. One of these testimonies could be the explanation of the strange reading transmitted by Hilary who calls tribunus to the centurio of the Gospel.
4. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Bernard Bruning Continentia in the Confessions 8, 26-27
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This paper aims to show, on the one hand, that the humility mentioned in book 7 of the Confessions would become the prelude for Augustine to the humility that constitutes the true conversion, and, on the other hand, that the context in which this humility presented itself is continentia. In a passage of linguistic beauty (conf. 8, 27), Augustine describes the struggle that occurred between allegorical persons: those who pulled him back with the chain of the past, and those who urged him forward towards the decision to embrace continentia. The enjoyment of love not only requires the truth that remains forever, but also the steadfastness of all the emotions that come together in the lasting unity of the will. According to the author, Augustine in his Confessions has Christianised the Roman uirtus of continentia.
5. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Americo Miranda Noli adhaerere velle seni mundo: Agostino e la conversione del mondo pagano nei discorsi al popolo
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Augustine invites Christians to maintain a detached attitude towards this world, an invitation which is largely reflected in the Sermones ad populum. This article studies these sermons to highlight the understanding of the relationship of Christians with pagans who are ultimately called to convert. According to this study, it is through preaching that Augustine christianizes pagans without forgetting other means, especially dialogue and knowledge of the practices of peoples not yet educated in the faith.
6. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Giuseppe Caruso Girolamo critico di Agostino?: A proposito dell’interpretazione di Mt. 19,24
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The history of the relationship between Jerome and Augustine has often been studied; nevertheless it seems that, even after peace was made between the two, the Stridonian advanced some criticisms of Augustine in relation to the evangelical saying about the camel and the eye. He interprets this as an expression of an absolute impossibility, while for Augustine it indicates only the difficulty of an operation which can be overcome thanks to the intervention of God.
7. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Maria Giulia Genghini Between Angels and Beasts: Augustine’s Rehabilitation of the Civitas Peregrina through an alternative Reading of the City of God
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This paper explores Augustine’s ideal of just society, as developed in books XII, XIV and XIX of the City of God, and its rehabilitation of the notion of civitas peregrina. Bringing to maturity the classical notion of community (according to Aristotle and Cicero’s definitions), Augustine investigates how, in the Christian view, the different kinds of societies, which arise on earth, are dependent on the acceptance or refusal of the relation between man and his transcendental origin. This connection between metaphysics and history allows for an alternative reading of the City of God, by which man’s spiritual life and its public and social dimensions escape dichotomist views and the confinement to a purely philosophical or religious discourse.
8. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Carlo dell’Osso Il triteismo nel VI secolo: la fase arcaica (557-567)
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The Tritheism of the sixth century has not been widely studied. John Philoponus, the greatest exponent of the theory, developed the idea by applying Aristotelian realism to the doctrine of the Trinity and concluded that in the Trinity there are three hypostases and three natures, whence comes the name for those who hold this position: “Tri-theists,” since they divide the one nature and substance of God into three. This article sheds light on the earliest stage of the development of Tritheism beginning in the year 557, when we can date the first appearance of John Askotzanges in the sources, and goes up until the first Syndocticon, the agreement reached between the Tritheists and the Theodosians at Constantinople in the beginning of the year 567. After the death of Theodosius in 566, Tritheism no longer remained merely a local reality in Constantinople but spilled over the confines of the Imperial capital and spread throughout the East, especially in Egypt.
9. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
José Luis Narvaja Recepción de Ireneo en el siglo XII: El Liber de sectis hereticorum de Balduino de Canterbury, testimonio de un manuscrito perdido del Adversus Haereses de Ireneo
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The study of the reception of Irenaeus of Lyons in the Liber de sectis hereticorum of Baldwin of Canterbury (+ 1191) illuminates three aspects of the author’s context: (1) the theological and ecclesial context (the problem of Catharism and of Nihilism); (2) the context of the libraries in which Baldwin could have read the Adversus Haereses; (3) the context of the manuscript tradition of the Adversus Haereses. Here a study of the titles of the chapters and of the textual variants allows us greater precision concerning the manuscripts which we know in a stemma codicum. Our conclusion is that the work of Baldwin is the only witness which we have to the manuscript of Canterbury which, in turn, is shown to have a closer kinship with the manuscripts of the family of manuscripts preserved in Lyons, especially with the Arundel manuscript.
10. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Roberta Franchi Sogni e visioni di madri: tra tradizione classica e innovazione cristiana
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Following the example of classical literature, Christian texts of the fourth century portray dreams of pregnant mothers. In such dreams, the mother sees her son or daughter, and knows the name of the infant and the great future for which the infant is destined. The dreams of Emmelia, Nonna and Monica are described in the writings of their sons (Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of Nazianzus and Augustine, respectively). Thanks to her visions and dreams about her child, each mother becomes a mediatrix of God.
adnotationes
11. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Raquel Oliva Martínez Orientaciones para el estudio del contenido del Vat. gr. 1196
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Vat. gr. 1196 is a miscellaneous manuscript that contains canonical, synodal and heresiological texts from different authors. These adnotationes offer its own foliation and contents.
12. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Cristina Ricci Hi quattuor egregii doctores […] ueluti clarissima sidera micant: la recezione dei Padri della Chiesa latina nell’Umanesimo mitteleuropeo
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The article outlines some aspects of the reception of the so-called four Father of the Latin Church in Renaissance Europe, as emerging in the prefaces of their Opera omnia edited in Basel during the end of the 15th and the first half of the 16th century. Through selected passages from the prefaces, the article discusses (§ 1) the relevance of these sources of old Christianity to the cultural and spiritual renewal many humanistic scholars aimed at; (§ 2) the importance of print in promoting the formation and circulation of patristic editions; finally (§ 3) it illustrates the philological approach to late Antique Christian texts, which was innovative in comparison to former methods of their transmissions and is still very instructive to this day.
recensiones
13. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Carlo dell’Osso Jesus der Christus im Glauben der einen Kirche. Christologie – Kirchen des Ostens – Ökumenische Dialoge, edd. T. Hainthaler - D. Ansorge - A. Wucherpfennig
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14. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Giulio Malavasi Giuliano d’Eclano e l’Hirpinia Christiana. Giuliano il biblista e l’agiografia irpina (secoli V-IX). III Convegno internazionale Mirabella Eclano 22-24 ottobre 2015, ed. J.A. Gaytán
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15. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Carlo dell’Osso A. Di Berardino, Istituzioni della Chiesa antica
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16. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Donato Bono A.R. Hilton, Illiterate Apostles. Uneducated Early Christians and the Literates Who loved Them
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17. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Giuseppe Caruso Timothée, Sur la Pâque, edd. P. Chambert-Protat - C. Gerzaguet
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18. Augustinianum: Volume > 60 > Issue: 1
Martino Donati W. Evenepoel, Studies in the Christian Latin Poetry of Late Antiquity
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