Pères saints et culte chrétien dans l’Eglise des premiers siècles: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Pères saints et culte chrétien dans l’Eglise des premiers siècles

1st Edition

By Victor Saxer


312 pages

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Hardback: 9780860784418
pub: 1994-06-30
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The Christianity of Roman North Africa provides the setting for many of the articles collected here. Several focus on the writings of Cyprian and Augustine, others on the nomenclature of the martyrs of the 2nd-3rd centuries and their cult. The development of this cult and the cult of relics, both in general, and specifically in relation to Africa and to Rome, is a key theme in the author’s work. He approaches the question from a liturgical standpoint, as well as those of archaeology and hagiography, and the liturgical history of the early Church forms a further strand running through the volume.

Table of Contents

Contents: Avant-propos; Victor, titre d’honneur ou nom propre? Données de l’onomastique chrétienne en Afrique aux IIe et IIIe siècles; Le culte des apôtres Pierre et Paul dans les plus vieux formulaires romains de la messe du 29 juin: recherches sur la thématique des sections XV-XVI du Sacramentaire Léonien; Un sermon médiéval sur la Madeleine, reprise d’une homélie antique pour Pâques, attribuable à Optat de Milève; ’Figura corporis et sanguinis Domini’: une formule eucharistique des premiers siècles chez Tertullien, Hippolyte et Ambroise; L’eucharistie chez Tertullien; La date de la Lettre I (66) de Cyprien au clergé et au peuple de Furni; Note di agiografia critica: Porto, l’Isola Sacra e Ippolito a proposito di studi recenti; La professione di fede del martire negli Atti autentici dei primi tre secoli; L’usage de la Bible et ses procédés dans quelques anaphores grecques anciennes: le dialogue préparatoire, le Sanctus et le récit de l’institution; Das Problem der Kultrezeption illustriert am Beispiel des afrikanischen Reliquienkultes zur Zeit des hl. Augustinus; Le ’juste crucifié’ de Platon à Théodoret; Die Ursprünge des Märtyrerkultes in Afrika; Zweck und Ursprung der hagiographischen Literatur in Nordafrika; Reflets de la culture des évêques africains dans l’oeuvre de saint Cyprien: problèmes et certitudes; Il vocabolario della benedizione in S. Agostino e le sue fonti; Addenda et corrigenda; Indexes.

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Variorum Collected Studies

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