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Bibil Identifier bibil:207866
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Reading the Panarion as Collective Biography: The Heresiarch as Unholy Man
Author Kim, Young Richard
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 64, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 382-413 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article proposes a reading of the Panarion, a fourth-century heresiology, as a collective biography, a genre that compiled shortened biographical snapshots of prominent individuals who together embodied an idealized way of life. Epiphanius, the defender and model of orthodoxy, augmented his power and authority through his writing and heresy-hunting activities. The Panarion included miniature biographies of heresiarchs in many of the entries, and together these biographies constructed the composite image and character of the heresiarch and collectively portrayed the unholy life.
DOI 10.1163/004260309X12482628566565
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Epiphanius of Salamis
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Heresy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Hagiography
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