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Bibil Identifier bibil:245063
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Spanish, Long) Las metáforas agonísticas en la Historia monachorum Syriae de Teodoreto de Ciro
Author Jiménez Sánchez, Juan Antonio
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 Spanish
Pages 497-523 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Historia monachorum Syriae, written by Theodoret of Cyrrhus in 444 AD, contains a large quantity of sports metaphors in which the ascetic was presented as the “athlete of God”. The origin of this metaphor goes back to the epistles of Paul of Tarsus. Afterwards, there were many Christian writers who included it in their writings, although Theodoret undoubtedly exploited it in a much more intense way than other authors. His abundant use of this metaphor was due to the great popularity enjoyed by athletic contests in the eastern Mediterranean well into the fifth century. Moreover, the partially profane education of Theodoret allowed him to give a specific terminology to his sports metaphors hardly documentable in other writers of Christian antiquity.
DOI 10.5840/agstm201454232
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Theodoret of Cyrus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Asceticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Metaphor
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