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Arator on the Acts of the Apostles

A Baptismal Commentary

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Arator on the Acts of the Apostles by Richard Hillier
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Baptism for the early Christians was a subject of crucial importance, and its symbolism fired the imagination of writers throughout the Christian world. Arator, the Roman sub-deacon who wrote a verse-commentary on the Acts of the Apostles in AD 544, was no exception. The Historia Apostolica is a work of historical importance. Written at a time of crisis, politically and theologically, it is of interest as propaganda for a papacy under threat from Constantinople. But Arator's concentration on baptismal themes offers vital evidence of the transmission of exegetical ideas in late antiquity. This book is the first major work on Arator in English and the first ever to study the Historia Apostolica as biblical commentary. Passages of particular baptismal importance are presented both in the original Latin and in a new translation, and considered in the context of the writings of earlier Christian commentators. In short, this is a wide-ranging study of the popularity and potency of baptismal symbolism in the first six centuries AD.
Release date NZ
May 20th, 1993
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
236
Dimensions
145x224x19
ISBN-13
9780198147862
Product ID
2245599

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