University of Lausanne BiBIL
  Institut romand des sciences bibliques
  Biblical Bibliography of Lausanne - BiBIL
Administration Contact Impressum  
Search
Notice details
Bibil Identifier bibil:201658
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Angelomorphic Pneumatology
Title (English, ) Clement of Alexandria and Other Early Christian Witnesses
Author Bucur, Bogdan Gabriel
Series Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 95)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature TVA 5880/95
Place 273
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-17414-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxix Pages
232 Pages
height in cm 25
Genre Original
Abstract This book discusses the occurrence of angelic imagery in early Christian discourse about the Holy Spirit. Taking as its entry-point Clement of Alexandria’s less explored writings, Excerpta ex Theodoto, Eclogae propheticae, and Adumbrationes, it shows that Clement’s angelomorphic pneumatology occurs in tandem with spirit christology, within a theological framework still characterized by a binitarian orientation. This complex theological articulation, supported by the exegesis of specific biblical passages (Zech 4: 10; Isa 11 : 2-3; Matt 18:10), reworks Jewish and Christian traditions about the seven first-created angels, and constitutes a relatively widespread phenomenon in early Christianity. Evidence to support this claim is presented in the course of separate studies of Revelation, the Shepherd of Hermas, Justin Martyr, and Aphrahat.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Clement of Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Aphrahat
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Angel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Pneumatology
Last modification 2017-10-27