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Bibil Identifier bibil:226223
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Visions of Christ
Title (English, ) The Anthropomorphite Controversy of 399 CE
Author Patterson, Paul A.
Series Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum (Volume: 68)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 93459
Place 272
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-152040-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
179 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract In the late fourth century, tales began to circulate of ‘anthropomorphites’ dwelling in the Egyptian desert—uneducated monks who crudely believed God to have a body. This characterization was accepted until the nineteenth-century discovery of "The Life of Apa Aphou of Pemdje”. Although clearly defending the ‘anthropomorphites,’ this text does not promote any sort of anthropomorphism. Further analysis led many scholars to conclude that what the anthropomorphites were actually defending was the legitimacy of forming images of the Incarnate Christ in prayer. However, this view fails to fully explain numerous anti-anthropomorphite writings (those of Theophilus, Jerome, Cassian, Cyril and Augustine). Taking these into account, as well as certain Nag Hammadi texts and the works of Philo, Paul A. Patterson shows that the anthropomorphites were bearers of an ancient tradition, seeking in prayer the vision of the eternal, divine body of Christ. (Editor's Abstract)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Christology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Image of God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Cyril of Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Augustine
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Nag Hammadi
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Philo of Alexandria
Pericopes Genesis 1,26-1,27
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