Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary
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 A.D. 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 are considered in the context of the writings of earlier Christian commentators. Hillier's study is a wide-ranging study of the popularity and potency of baptismal symbolism in the first six centuries A.D.
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Baptism Acts and Arator
CoAscension and Baptismal Participation
Simon Magus and the Raven
Saucius Infans Baptism and Circumcision
The Crossing of the Red Sea
Abdimelech Aeneas Ambrose Ambrose's apostles aquas Aquila Arator Arator's aroma ascension Athalaric Augustine Augustine's baptism baptismal interpretation baptismal significance baptized biblical blood body Cassiodorus catechetical chrismation Christ Christian Chrysostom church circumcision cleansed Comm commentary commentators Cornelius covenant cross CSEL 72 Cyril of Jerusalem death Deproost devil divine eagle ecclesiae Enarr episode Ethiopian eunuch eunuch Eutychus exegesis exegetical Expos exposition faith Fathers figura flesh flumina fonte gentiles Gregory of Elvira haec healing heaven Historia Apostolica holy Ibid incarnation Israelites Jerome Jews Latin Leimbach Lord McKinlay Moses mystical narrative Origen Ostrogothic passage Paul Paul's Peter Physiologus Pope Vigilius prefigured Psalm quae quam quod raven receive Red Sea reference resurrection sacrament salvation Schrader scriptures Sermo Simon Magus sinners Song of Songs Spirit subdeacon symbolic Tertullian Theodoret tion tism Tract tradition typological verse Vigilius vitae waters of baptism wound
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