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Guiding to a blessed end : Andrew of Caesarea and his Apocalypse commentary in the ancient church

Author: Eugenia Scarvelis Constantinou
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Apocalyptic fervor gripped the Eastern Roman Empire as late antiquity drew to a close. The empire confronted bubonic plague, civil war, famine, and catastrophic Persian invasions. Meanwhile, Andrew, archbishop of Caesarea, was tasked with writing what would become the first Greek patristic commentary on the Apocalypse and the single most influential commentary on any biblical book. Andrew preserved existing Eastern
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Named Person: Andreas, Caesariensis; Andrew, Archbishop of Caesarea.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugenia Scarvelis Constantinou
ISBN: 9780813221144 0813221145
OCLC Number: 815835350
Description: xv, 350 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The trajectory of early Apocalypse commentaries --
The Apocalypse in the ancient East: from acceptance to rejection --
Later Eastern developments: from rejection to acceptance --
Dating Andrew of Caesarea and Oikoumenios --
Andrew's recipient: "Makarios" and the historical milieu --
Why the Oikoumenios commentary failed --
Andrew's commentary: purpose and motivation --
Orientation, structure, and characteristics --
Andrew's exegetical education and skill --
Andrew's technique and sources --
Andrew's dogmatic theology --
Afflictions and the love of God --
Andrew's eschatology --
Death, judgment, punishment, and reward --
Andrew and the Greek Apocalypse text --
Andrew's posterity and contributions.
Responsibility: Eugenia Scarvelis Constantinou.

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