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Bibil Identifier bibil:207130
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Mt. 1, 21 as Argument in Favour of Baptism Paruulorum
Title (English, ) A Comparison between Augustine's Writings against Julian of Aeclanum and His Sermones ad Populum
Author Dupont, Anthony
Journal Cristianesimo nella Storia. Ricerche storiche esegetiche teologiche - Studies in History Theology and Exegesis (Volume: 31, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 1-22 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article studies the relationship between Augustine of Hippo's (pa-: storal, exhortative) sermones adpopulum and the (polemical, systematic) ; writings engaged in the Pelagian controversy, to determine whether the i difference in genre leads to a difference in content and/or treatment of the ! topic of infant baptism. First, the presence of the topic of infant baptism in the Pelagian controversy is sketched based on a brief status quaestio-nis. Then Augustine's application of Mt. 1,21 - a verse that functions as an anti-Pelagian topos in his plea for infant baptism - serves as a case study to investigate possible influences caused by the difference of genre. The study of Mt. 1,21 confirms that the topic of infant baptism receives less attention in the sermones than in his tractates. It also indicates a chronological difference. The majority of the occurrences of Mt. 1,21 in the tractates are to be situated in the second phase of the Pelagian controversy (the discussion with Julian of Aeclanum), while the quotations of Mt. 1,21 in De peccatorum mentis, sermones 174 and 293 belong to the first phase.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Augustine
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Baptism
Pericopes Matthew 1,21
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