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By Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

ISBN-10: 019923020X

ISBN-13: 9780199230204

The works of Ambrosiaster, a Christian writing in Rome within the past due fourth century, have been influential on his close to contemporaries and during the heart a long time. within the first 1/2 her research, Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe addresses the matter of the author's mysterious id (which students have questioned over for hundreds of years) and areas him in a extensive historic and highbrow context. within the moment part she addresses Ambrosiaster's political theology, an idea which has been explored in different overdue Roman Christian writers yet which hasn't ever been addressed in his works. She appears at how Ambrosiaster's attitudes to social and political order have been shaped at the foundation of theological recommendations and the translation of scripture, and indicates that he espoused a inflexible hierarchical and monarchical association within the church, society, and the Roman empire. He additionally traced shut connections among the satan, characterised as a insurgent opposed to God, and the earthly tyrants and usurpers who his example.

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Resistance to the virginal idea of late fourth century Rome: the case of Jovinian’, TS 48. , ‘On the sin of Adam and Eve: a little-known defence of marriage and child-bearing by Ambrosiaster’, HTR 82 (1989), 283–99. 24 Ambrosiaster’s Writings and Identity Perhaps Marcion, as you think that the body was not made by God, but by the Devil . 54 Jerome identiWed his source as a Jew feigning Christianity at Rome. Although the evidence for Ambrosiaster being a convert from Judaism is inconclusive, it is just possible that Jerome was referring to Ambrosiaster here.

Cohen and E. , 1993), 2, citing Augustine, Letter, 196, in which Augustine refers to Christians who still call themselves Iudaei. P. Scha¨fer (trans. D. Chowcat), The History of the Jews in Antiquity: The Jews of Palestine from Alexander the Great to the Arab Conquest (Luxemburg, 1995), 178 cites Constantinian laws providing for both Christian converts to Judaism and Jewish converts to Christianity. 44 Ambrosiaster, Comm. Gal. argumentum. Stephen Cooper discusses this passage in his Marius Victorinus’ Commentary on Galatians (Oxford, 2005), 190–2.

4: 11–12 and Comm. , 12: 28. ’36 Ambrosiaster may even have had a passing knowledge of Hebrew, or contact with those who did. 39 The context for Ambrosiaster’s citation of Jewish custom is all-important: he used examples from the old law to defend clerical hierarchy, and this proves more his willingness to accept the validity of the Old Testament against those (like the Manichees) who rejected it, than it does his Jewishness. 42 Ambrosiastrian scholarship has tended to present strict boundaries between paganism, Judaism, and Christianity, requiring Ambrosiaster to be either a pagan convert or a Jewish convert to Christianity.

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