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Bibil Identifier bibil:223518
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Call to Perfection, Financial Asceticism, and Jerome
Author Dunn, Geoffrey D.
Journal Augustinianum. Periodicum quadrimestre Collegi Internationalis Augustiniani (Volume: 52, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 197-218 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The encounter between Jesus and the rich young man in Mt. 19,16-30 (with parallels in Mc. 10,17-31 and Lc. 18,18-30) provides the setting for the teachingon the attaining of perfection, which is presented as a three-step process: the selling of one’s possessions, the distribution of the proceeds to the poor, and the following of Christ (Mt. 19,21; Mc. 10,21; Lc. 18,22; and the unique Lukan saying in 12,33). It was a passage to which Jerome appealed frequently in hiswritings and which Finn, in his recent monograph, believes demonstrates Jerome’s extreme views. In this paper I shall examine Jerome’s references to this biblical passage in his letters and treatises to evaluate whether the first two steps in the process (self-dispossession and almsgiving) were considered equally virtuous by Jerome.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Jerome
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Asceticism
Pericopes Matthew 19,16-19,30
Mark 10,17-10,31
Luke 18,18-18,30
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