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Bibil Identifier bibil:227047
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Homiletic Texts and the Transmission of Eschatological Apocrypha in a Medieval Irish Context
Author Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona
Journal Apocrypha (Volume: 23)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 141-153 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Within the corpus of extant vernacular medieval Irish sermons, the dominance of eschatological themes borrowed from apocrypha is striking. This raises the question whether this phenomenon is accidental or symptomatic of Irish preaching in the period. The answer may lie in the early medieval Latin collections of homilies which demonstrate affiliations with Insular material. Three eschatological apocrypha which were particularly popular in medieval Ireland and England were chosen as test cases to investigate the nature of this influence : ‘The Three Utterances’, ‘The Apocalypse of Thomas’ and ‘The Seven Heavens’ apocryphon. The interrelated manuscript sources in which these texts survive are discussed, as well as the possible context of their dissemination.
DOI 10.1484/J.APOCRA.1.103243
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Eschatology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ireland
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : England
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