Volume 59, Issue 2, December 2019

Maria Carolina Campone
Pages 407-424

Dabit ubera Christus. Metafore erotiche e rielaborazioni classiche nel concetto dell’immutabilità divina di Paolino di Nola

Poem XXII of Paulinus Nolanus constitutes an important testimony to the saint’s personality and of his mystical experience. Reinterpreting classical poetry according to Christian faith, he expresses the bond of love between Christ and man through erotic symbols and classic metaphors. Through this union, Paulinus also clarifies the concept of divine immutability, fundamental to the patristic theology of the first centuries.

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