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Bibil Identifier bibil:245062
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Structure and Argument in Augustine’s Nativity Sermon 188
Author van Neer, Joost
Journal Augustinianum. Periodicum quadrimestre Collegi Internationalis Augustiniani (Volume: 54, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 467-495 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A thread runs through Augustine’s s. 188 that first moves from the spiritual realm via the physical realm to man, and then from man via the physical realm to the spiritual realm. This descending and ascending movement is a perfect depiction of God’s plan with man, which is to become humble himself in order to exalt man. The traditional division of s. 188 ignores the high level of symmetry that one finds in the sermon, and consequently obscures its splendid balance. It is not a help to the reader, but an obstacle. This article has therefore proposed a different solution: a division in three parts.
DOI 10.5840/agstm201454231
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Incarnation
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Birth
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Augustine
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Homiletics
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Christology
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