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Bibil Identifier bibil:229226
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Short Words on Earth: Theological Geography in Rufinus's Commentary on the Apostles' Creed
Author Chin, Catherine M.
Journal Journal of Early Christian Studies (Volume: 21, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 391-412 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines Rufinus of Aquileia’s approach to local textual variations in the baptismal creed, as presented in his Commentary on the Apostles’ Creed , which analyzes the creed very differently than other late-ancient Latin treatments of the creed. I argue that Rufinus sees local variations in the text of the creed as aspects of the divine mind that manifest differently in different places, following an Origenist framework in which geography is part of divine pedagogy for humans. Thus the creed, its reciters, and its local setting interact much like agents within a local ecosystem, which provides a specific environment to which its inhabitants must adapt, but which is also changed by its inhabitants as they live in it.
DOI 10.1353/earl.2013.0036
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Rufinus of Aquileia
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Confession of Faith
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Geography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Faith
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