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Bibil Identifier bibil:222760
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jerusalem
Title (English, ) Image of Hilary’s Christocentric Eschatology in the Tractatus super Psalmos
Author Scully, Ellen
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 66, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 269-282 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In his lengthy Tractatus super Psalmos, Hilary of Poitiers states only twice that humans are to “live the life of the angels.” Nevertheless, these rare statements seem to undermine both the role of the human body in eschatological life and the christocentrism of Hilary’s soteriology. However, this paper will argue that Hilary’s designation of different eschatological locations for humans and angels—namely in Mt. Zion and Jerusalem, respectively—in the Tractatus super Psalmos demonstrate that Hilary, at least in this later work, believes that while humans will resemble angels in certain aspects, ultimately they will be conformed to Christ whose body is the holy temple or Church of the heavenly Jerusalem, Mt. Zion itself.
DOI 10.1163/157007211X561644
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Hilary of Poitiers
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology (Christianity) : Sites : Jerusalem
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