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Julian von Aeclanum. Studien zu seinem leben, seinem werk, seiner lehre und ihrer Überlieferung

Lössl, Josef ORCID: 2001. Julian von Aeclanum. Studien zu seinem leben, seinem werk, seiner lehre und ihrer Überlieferung. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae : Texts and Studies of early Christian Life and Language, vol. 60. Berlin: Brill.

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This book is a monograph on the life, work, thought and reception of Julian of Aeclanum. It is divided into six chapters: The first chapter deals with issues concerning reception, history of research and sources. Chapter Two discusses Julian's likely date of birth (ca. 380 AD) and place of origin (Aeclanum). Chapter Three is about Julian's social, cultural and religious background, which is illustrated by his contacts with Paulinus of Nola, who celebrated Julian's wedding with Titia, a daughter of Aemilius bishop of Benevent, with an epithalamium. Chapter Four outlines Julian's intellectual profile, his education and range of knowledge, the relationship between secular and ecclesiastical education in his time, his philosophical leanings, his rhetorical technique, his style and his approach to logics and ethics. Chapter Five continues with Julian's exegesis and hermeneutics, and his affinity to Antiochene exegesis, especially to the style of Theodore of Mopsuestia; this is illustrated by examples from prophetic and Pauline exegesis. Chapter Six deals with Julian's career running up to the episcopate, parallel to the unfolding of the first Pelagian controversy. It discusses in detail Julian's reaction to the condemnation of Pelagius and Caelestius in 418 and the consequences, Julian's deposition and exile, his visit to Theodore of Mopsuestia in Cilicia, his renewed appeals in east and west and his final years and death. The book concludes with a final evaluation of the current state of research on Julian and a list of desiderata for further research, a list of sources, literature before and after 1850 and indices of Biblical references, ancient authors, names, places and items, and modern authors.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Language other than English: German
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9789004121805
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2022 09:36

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