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Bibil Identifier bibil:245044
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Italian, Long) Policarpo e Ireneo nel frammento a Florino, CPG 1308 (Apud Eusebio, HE 5,20,4-8)
Author de Navascués Benlloch, Patricio
Journal Augustinianum. Periodicum quadrimestre Collegi Internationalis Augustiniani (Volume: 54, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language Italian
Pages 21-33 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This passage from Irenaeus’ Letter to Florinus (cf. Eus. Caes., HE 5, 20, 4-8) offers sufficient material for reflection on the patristic function within dogmatic theology, provided that we understand both Polycarp in the role of a Church Father standing in direct contact with the apostolic kerygma, and, at times, Irenaeus as a theologian reflecting on faith. We begin with the apostolic kerygma which Policarp first hears, learns and sets down clearly, then later recalls and transmits in harmony with faith and scripture. Irenaeus, for his part, carries out the role of theologian to the extent to which he listens to what was handed on attentively, commits it to memory, reflects upon it and then witnesses to it, moved by the grace of God. The language utilized by Irenaeus reveals reminiscences of the Platonic tradition, apropos of the function of memory and scripture (cf. Phaedrus) and of the Philonian tradition, apropos of the theological content of the biblical term to ruminate. The analysis undertaken offers a ground upon which to think about new relationships between dogmatic and patristic theologies, a question that can be developed in a later article.
DOI 10.5840/agstm20145412
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Polycarp
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Irenaeus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Eusebius of Cesarea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Bishop / Episkopos
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Plato
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Philo of Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Kerygma
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Faith
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Scripture
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