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Henry Chadwick (1) (1920–2008)

Autor de The Early Church

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33+ Obras 4,048 Miembros 29 Reseñas 2 Preferidas

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Henry Chadwick is Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge.

Obras de Henry Chadwick

The Early Church (1968) 2,537 copias
Alexandrian Christianity (1954) 160 copias
Augustine of Hippo: A Life (1994) 121 copias
The Sentences of Sextus (1959) 12 copias

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PRISCILLIAN OF AVILA
THE OCCULT AND THE CHARISMATIC IN THE EARLY CHURCH

PREFACE

PRISCILLIAN, bishop of Avila 381-3, led an evangelical ascetic
movement in the Spanish churches, which encouraged charismatic
prophecy among both men and women, with the study of
heretical apocrypha. His frankly avowed interest in the occult left
him open to accusations of sorcery and Manicheism. In 38 5 he was
tortured and executed by imperial order at Trier, the first, and in
antiquity almost the only, herctic to suffer formal capital punishment
from the secular arm. The present study seeks to push
beyond the prevailing agnosticism of recent scholarship about
the character of his personal beliefs and to examine the social and
political pressures which produced the tragedy of his execution
The twentieth century, sceptical of the very existence of an
immaterial order of things, is increasingly absorbed, even mor
bidly fascinated, by the phenomena of the spirit world, the
charismatic gifts of spiritual power, and the hidden forces of evil and
witchcraft. The central figure of this book shared this double
fascination. While this is a technical historical study that seeks to
understand Priscillian in the context of the later Roman empire at
the time of its disintegration under the impact of barbarian
invasion and inflation, the story is not, I believe, of merely
antiquarian interest.

The second chapter, on the thought of Priscillian and his fol
lowers, is the core of the attempt to penetrate the mind of this
distant and strange man. But it will be a section to be read more
quickly by those who want the narrative of the man and his
tragedy and of the tenacious community in Galicia which, for
over 200 years, treasured the memory of his martyrdom at a
shrine which is a possible explanation of the mysterious origins
of Compostela

To make the narrative easier I have often used modern place
names. English readers are more familiar with Saragossa tan…
… (más)
 
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