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1. Augustinianum: Volume > 55 > Issue: 1
Dan Batovici Hermas’ Authority in Irenaeus’ Works: A Reassessment
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Irenaeus of Lyon is a landmark in the reception history of the Shepherd of Hermas, as he seems to consider it scriptural, while being the earliest author to quote its text. The present article reconsiders the presence of the Shepherd of Hermas in the works of Irenaeus of Lyon, offering a fresh assessment of the rather differing stances on the matter in modern scholarship and some new considerations, with relevance for better understanding the circulation, function and use of authoritative texts in early Christianity.
2. Augustinianum: Volume > 55 > Issue: 1
Sergio Gerardo Americano La versione latina Pseudo-Atanasiana (CPG 2255) Origine E Datazione
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The Doctrina ad Antiochum ducem, incorrectly attributed to Athanasius of Alexandria, owes its importance to the transmission of extensive extracts from the Shepherd of Hermas. Doctrina is transmitted in Greek in two recensions, a brevior (in 11 chapters) and a longa (in 21 chapters); however the same recensio longa has been subject to a number of redactional phases. A Latin version edited only recently, the object of this present study, sheds light on these later redactions. Stylistic and historical-literary considerations prompt a dating in the 40’s of the sixth century and assign paternity to Paschasius of Dumium, a monkwho lived in a monastery of the same name in northwest of Braga (Portugal) that was founded at the same time by Martin of Braga (ca. 510 — 579). The dating of the Latin version also entails a more precise dating of the original Greek, assignable to the beginning of the sixth century.
3. Augustinianum: Volume > 55 > Issue: 1
Angelo Segneri L’ Epistula Synodalis pseudoanfilochiana (CPG 3243)
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The intention here is to propose a new critical edition of the so-called Epistula synodalis (CPG 3243) a text traditionally attributed to Amphilochius of Iconium, but which the Author considers to be spurious. Alongside the Italian translation of the letter, based on a comparative commentary with the writings of Basil (and also of the two Gregories), a strong dependence of this text on Cappadocian Fathers’ Trinitarian theology and pneumatology is brought to light. However, its origin is probably an anonymous work, only subsequently associated with Amphilochius.
4. Augustinianum: Volume > 55 > Issue: 1
Clara Burini de Lorenzi La Peregrinatio di Paola: Agiografia ed Esegesi (Girolamo, ep. 108)
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In Letter 108, Jerome describes the itinerary of Paula from Rome to Bethlehem (108:7-14). This section introduces hagiographic and exegetical elements: the route becomes the celebration and memory of exemplary pietas while the places consent once more to the teaching of the Scripture and the inalienable principle “from letter to spirit”.
5. Augustinianum: Volume > 55 > Issue: 1
Giulio Malavasi Orosio discepolo di Agostino? L’influenza di Girolamo nel Liber Apologeticus
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Orosius is generally considered Augustine’s companion in the debate with Pelagius; however, a careful analysis of his Liber Apologeticus shows that Orosius shares the main features of Jerome’s polemic against Pelagius, thus moving away from Augustine’s approach. Orosius and Jerome used the same source (Pelagius’ Liber Testimoniorum), unknown to Augustine. They depicted Pelagius as the heir of Christian heretics, such as Origen, Priscillian and Jovinian; they both employed offensive language; and, finally, they agreed on the main theological problems involved in the controversy (grace and free will, instead of original sin and infant baptism). All of these issues are at odds with what Augustine believed was the right approach against Pelagius. At the end of his Palestinian experience, Orosius was no longer Augustine’s disciple, but rather Jerome’s companion in the struggle against Pelagius.
6. Augustinianum: Volume > 55 > Issue: 1
Geoffrey D. Dunn Life in the cemetery: Boniface I and the catacomb of Maximus
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Liber pontificalis records that, during the disputed Roman episcopal election, which started at the end of 418 and lasted several months, between Eulalius and Boniface, the latter took up residence in the cemetery of Felicity when the two candidates were expelled from the city. It also records Boniface, after his ultimate victory as legitimate bishop, refurbishing this cemetery and eventually being buried there. Although Liber pontificalis is wrong on a number of points withregard to the disputed election, as revealed through letters preserved in the Collectio Avellana, there is no reason to doubt Boniface’s attraction to this martyrial complex on the via Salaria nova. This paper considers the catacomb and Boniface’s connection with it in the context of what we know about Roman episcopalburials of the early fifth century.
7. Augustinianum: Volume > 55 > Issue: 1
Luigi Arata A proposito di Filone di Alessandria, Cher. 37
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Because of a strong similarity between two passages in Philo Judaeus, Cher. 37 and Her. 206, and the verb ejpikhrukeuvomai which is used in both loci is almost always completed by a dative. The Author proposes to read bivw/ instead of bivou at Cher. 37.
8. Augustinianum: Volume > 55 > Issue: 1
Mauricio Saavedra Monroy A Note Regarding the Status of Investigations in Asiatic Theology
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In the region of Asia Minor and above all in Smyrna up to the third and fourth centuries the tension between Jews and Christians is palpable. In the Martyrdom of Polycarp and in the Martyrdom of Pionius, it is clear that the social ascendency of Judaism in Smyrna was exploited on various occasions until it became a co-protagonist in the persecution against the Christians. Despite the gradual separation and differentiation between Jews and Christians, both the New Testament and subsequent Christian literature in Smyrna report that no self-understanding of Christianity in relation to its deepest roots escaped its necessary confrontation with Judaism.
9. Augustinianum: Volume > 55 > Issue: 1
Margherita Cecchelli Nota sui titoli romani e le regioni ecclesiastiche
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This article studies the organization of Christian Rome − which encapsulated not only the city inside the walls, but also the suburban area replete with sanctuaries dedicated to the many Roman martyrs. These sanctuaries required a careful management that was entrusted to the titular churches (the old parishes). Their particular classification respected their singular dignitas that was bestowed upon them according to the importance of their functions. The titlesreflected the fabric of the seven ecclesiastical regions into which the city inside the walls had been divided. A second part of this study presents an exploration of the most ancient titles from the fourth to the sixth century, and some problematic cases, as well as the development and proper peculiarities of each ecclesiastical region, beginning with the seventh region: Trastevere (Transtiberina) and Tiber Island, on account of its odd history and also due to the interference of the Portuense diocese.
10. Augustinianum: Volume > 55 > Issue: 1
Alessandro Capone A proposito di una recente pubblicazione sull’esegesi siriaca
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The article presents some critical remarks on the recent book by Sabino Chialà: La perla dai molti riflessi. La lettura della Scrittura nei padri siriaci, Magnano 2014.