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Bibil Identifier bibil:216497
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Early Christian Angelomorphic Pneumatology: Aphrahat the Persian Sage
Author Bucur, Bogdan G.
Journal Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Volume: 11, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 41 pages.
Abstract This article pursues the intersection of angelology and Pneumatology in the writings of the so-called Persian Sage. The first part of the article takes its cue from the critique of Aphrahat’s Pneumatology contained in a seventh-century letter by George, the monophysite bishop of the Arabs, and demonstrates that Aphrahat uses a cluster of biblical verses (Zech 3:9; 4:10; Isa 11:2-3; Matt 18:10) to support what is best designated as “angelomorphic Pneumatology.” The second part of the article attempts to integrate Aphrahat’s angelomorphic Pneumatology within the larger theological framework described by earlier scholarship, that is, in relation to Spirit Christology, and within a theological framework of marked binitarian character.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Aphrahat
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Pneumatology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Angel
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