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Bibil Identifier bibil:245373
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Cyprian’s Use of Philippians
Title (English, ) To live is Christ and to die is gain
Author Murphy, Edwina
Journal Augustinianum. Periodicum quadrimestre Collegi Internationalis Augustiniani (Volume: 56, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 35-56 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Cyprian’s appropriation of Scripture and his theological emphases are closely connected with the circumstances of his congregation. As a case study in Cyprian’s biblical interpretation, this article considers all his quotations of and allusions to Philippians through the lens of his pastoral concerns: the unity of the Church; care for the poor and captive; discipline and repentance; and divine truth and eternal glory. The reading strategies Cyprian uses can be categorized as contextual exegesis, model, image, direct application, and prophetic fulfilment. The study provides a fresh perspective on patronage and almsgiving in Cyprian, deepens our understanding of the reception of Paul, and elucidates the interplay of text, context and theology in an important exponent of early Latin exegesis.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Cyprian
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Philippians
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Church Unity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Salvation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Sin
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Church Discipline
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