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Bibil Identifier bibil:238103
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) True Church or True Basilica?: The Song of Songs and Parmenian’s Ecclesiology Revisited
Author Wilhite, David E.
Journal Journal of Early Christian Studies (Volume: 22, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 399-436 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Optatus of Milevis responded to Parmenian, bishop of Carthage’s so-called Donatist party, and scholars long recognized Optatus’s rhetorical tactics as purposeful misrepresentation of Parmenian’s original argument. One motif in Parmenian’s work, however, has not been reread in this critical approach: the church as the Bride of Christ as depicted in the Song of Songs is said to have received six dotes, or "gifts." Optatus insisted that these only apply to his church, that is, the catholic church. Parmenian, it is argued, originally had his material “church,” or basilica, in mind.
DOI 10.1353/earl.2014.0037
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Antiquity (-> 7th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Song of Songs / Song of Solomon / Canticles
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Africa
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