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Bibil Identifier bibil:247475
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Living in the Light of Christ
Title (English, ) Mystagogy in Cyril of Alexandria's Festal Letters
Author van Loon, Hans
Series Late Antique History and Religion (Volume: 15)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 43184
Place 23"00/07"CYRA3
Publishing house Peeters
Place Leuven - Paris - Bristol, Ct
ISBN 978-90-429-3424-5
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages vii Pages
185 Pages
height in cm 25
Genre Original
Abstract While the original goal of the 'festal letters', written by the archbishops of Alexandria, was to announce the dates of Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, they developed into treatises with pastoral purposes, to be read out in the parishes and monasteries throughout Egypt and Libya. In his book, Hans van Loon studies the mystagogy of Cyril of Alexandria (ca. 378-444) as it can be discerned in his twenty-nine extant festal letters. After an introduction, which deals with the historical background of the festal letters and gives an overview of their contents, various aspects of Cyril's mystagogy are discussed in detail: the centrality of the mystery of Christ; the role of the sacraments; the archbishop's typological interpretation of the Old Testament, and his attitude towards Judaism; how he encourages the faithful to fast and to pray, and to live virtuous lives; and finally, how he envisages our relationship with God.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Cyril of Alexandria
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