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posted on 28.03.2022, 11:53 by Edwina Jane Murphy
Cyprian is a key figure in the early Latin tradition—his thought shaped Western Christendom—yet his exegesis has been relatively neglected. Here I begin to redress that deficiency by examining all Cyprian’s quotations of and allusions to the canonical Paul. This reveals the impact of the most important New Testament author on the theology and practice of a significant bishop. It also provides insight into how Cyprian’s context and theology influences his exegesis. Cyprian, like Paul, is a pastoral theologian. His pastoral concerns, as expressed in his writings, consequently provide a helpful lens through which to study these interactions. I therefore consider divine truth and eternal glory; the church’s unity, ministry and sacraments; discipline and repentance; and wealth and welfare. Examining Cyprian’s use of Paul in these areas allows us to move beyond a simple literal/allegorical paradigm to appreciate the wide range of reading strategies used by Cyprian: model, image, maxim, title, contextual exegesis, direct application, prophetic fulfilment and qualification. Cyprian, like Paul, is a pastoral theologian. His pastoral concerns, as expressed in his writings, consequently provide a helpful lens through which to study these interactions. I therefore consider divine truth and eternal glory; the church’s unity, ministry and sacraments; discipline and repentance; and wealth and welfare. Examining Cyprian’s use of Paul in these areas allows us to move beyond a simple literal/allegorical paradigm to appreciate the wide range of reading strategies used by Cyprian: model, image, maxim, title, contextual exegesis, direct application, prophetic fulfilment and qualification.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Hope does not disappoint: divine truth and eternal glory -- 3. Christ loved the church: unity, ministry and sacraments -- 4. Be imitators of me: discipline and repentance -- 5. A sacrifice pleasing and acceptable to God: wealth and welfare -- 6. Interpreting Paul -- Bibliography -- Appendices.

Notes

Bibliography: pages 229-249 Theoreical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD

Degree

PhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ancient History

Department, Centre or School

Department of Ancient History

Year of Award

2016

Principal Supervisor

L. L. Welborn

Additional Supervisor 1

Paul McKechnie

Additional Supervisor 2

Alanna obbs

Rights

Copyright Edwina Jane Murphy 2016. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright

Language

English

Extent

1 online resource (xii, 251 pages)

Former Identifiers

mq:70926 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1269094