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Bibil Identifier bibil:207431
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Cyprian's Scriptural Hermeneutic of Identity
Title (English, ) The Laxist 'Heresy'
Author Wilhite, David E.
Journal Horizons in Biblical Theology (Volume: 32, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 58-98 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Scholars have widely noted Cyprian as a key figure in the development of the episcopate, a point which too often eclipses his use of scripture in scholarly studies of his writings. Cyprian himself claims a scriptural basis for his episcopal authority and for his teachings on ecclesial unity. His works need to be reread, therefore, in light of his construction of identities, namely his own “orthodox” identity in contrast to the “schismatic” identity of his opponents which he demarcates along the lines of scripturally informed/loyal and scripturally aberrant. The following article explores Cyprian's social identities as constructed in his early works which address the laxist controversy.
DOI 10.1163/187122010X494777
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Cyprian
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