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Bibil Identifier bibil:206780
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Italian, Long) Natura e significato del concetto di carisma nella letteratura cristiana antica
Author Pinardi, Giuseppe
Journal Studi e materiali di Storia delle Religioni (Volume: 73, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language Italian
Pages 89-133 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The preface explains the origin and the meaning of term charisma in the Bible and particularly in the Epistles of St. Paul. The exact definition provised of aforesaid word is a gratia gratis data, in the sense of free, supernatural, transitory and conferred for the general utility gift. In relation to the chuch, understood as a mystic body of Christ, each charisma is given from the Holy Spirit, in order that every Christian completes his duty for the edification of the body of Christ. In the Greek Patristic the perpetuation of charismas is visible from the first documents of the Apostolic Fathers until the Cappadocian Fathers and St. John Chrysostom, who intended the charismas as something granted at the original church for the purpose of spreading the Word of God. Yet St. John Chrysostom considers the most important thing the presence of charity, which was so absent at his time. Instead in the Latin Patristic the exegesis of St. Augustin mostly imposed itself. He considered sanctity as the principal note of the church's maturity. However the interpretation of St. John Chrysostom was successful, based on the teaching of St. Paul; which is to say every Christian has received his own charisma for the utility of the mystic body of Christ, which is the church.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Charismata
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Ministry
Terms χάρισμα χαρισμα
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