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Bibil Identifier bibil:205951
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) John Cassian and the Christology of Romans 8,3
Author Keech, Dominic
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 64, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 280-299 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper focuses on Cassian's characterisation of Christ 'in the likeness of sinful flesh' (Romans 8,3) and argues that it forms a dual reception of the treatment of the same text found in the work of Origen and Augustine of Hippo. Inasmuch as Augustine's exegesis constitutes a reception of Origen, Cassian's reproduction of their shared thought forms a silent judgment on the impact and importance of the first Origenist Controversy in the Latin West. Further, whilst Origen and Augustine situate their Christological exegesis of the passage within a coherent account of the origin and transmission of sin, Cassian does not. Consequently, this paper questions recent scholarly attempts to re-evaluate Cassian's capacities as a synthetic theologian, by arguing that he prioritised a distinct theological tradition and its authoritative representatives over a tight theological coherence in his work.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods : Fifth Century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Christology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Origen
Pericopes Romans 8,3
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