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Hippolytus Between East and West : The Commentaries and The Provenance of The Corpus - J. A. Cerrato

Hippolytus Between East and West

The Commentaries and The Provenance of The Corpus

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2002
ISBN: 9780199246960
Number Of Pages: 304

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Who was the Church Father Hippolytus? The answer to this question has eluded scholars for centuries. His true identity was unknown even to Eusebius, the church historian, in the fourth century and to subsequent writers of the ancient Church. Yet his corpus was largely preserved through the early centuries and influenced numerous theologians and exegetes, including Origen, Ambrose, and Jerome. Using ancient, Byzantine, and modern sources, the present study charts the growth of the Hippolytus question from its inception to the present day. It traces how early speculations led to the formation of various traditions of a prolific and controversial writer. This book is the first thorough analysis of the Hippolytus question in English for over a hundred years. Drawing on leading scholarship of the twentieth century, it untangles millennia of theory and points to the evidence of the Asian roots of the great biblical commentator known as Saint Hippolytus. It suggests that this writer, so influential on the rethinking of western liturgical practice in the twentieth century, is best viewed as a scion of the East.

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The question of St. Hippolytusp. 3
The commentary genrep. 14
Eusebiusp. 26
Jeromep. 45
Hippolytus Orientalisp. 69
The beginnings of Hippolytus Romanusp. 83
Hippolytus Romanus in modern timesp. 94
Hippolytus of Portus and the modern two-Hoppolyti hypothesisp. 108
Core documentsp. 127
The antichrist treatisep. 147
The Apostle Paulp. 161
Martha and Maryp. 173
The theology of Martha and Maryp. 184
The New Prophecy and the Quartodecimansp. 203
The antichrist theologyp. 221
The eschatonp. 236
Conclusionsp. 250
App.: The title list of the statuep. 259
App.: Abbreviated textual referencesp. 260
Bibliography of texts and studiesp. 264
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780199246960
ISBN-10: 0199246963
Series: Oxford Theological Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st September 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.4  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.44