Author: Marjorie O'Rourke BoylePublish On: 1981-12-15
This is the first book devoted to investigating the scholarly commonplace that Erasmus’ revival of classical learning defines his evangelical humanism.
Author: Marjorie O'Rourke Boyle
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This is the first book devoted to investigating the scholarly commonplace that Erasmus’ revival of classical learning defines his evangelical humanism. It acknowledges that it was a feat for him to challenge the obscurantism of late medieval schooling by restoring classical studies. It recognizes that his editions of Greek and Latin authors alone fix his place in the history of scholarship. But the plainest questions about this achievement may still be asked, and the most popular texts freshly interpreted. Was his work only the expression in the ‘idiom of the Renaissance’ or a perennial Christian humanism? Or did he advance on it theoretically as well as practically? Did Erasmus contribute conceptually to the interrogation of pagan wisdom with the Christian economy? Christening Pagan Mysteries proposes that he did. Although doctrinal issues involved, this inquiry is not systematically theological. Erasmus wrote no treatise on the subject that might be so explored. A rhetorical approach, complementary to his own method, discloses his evangelical humanism through the analysis of three significant texts. The seminal dialogue Antibarbari provides the conceptual key in one of the most important humanist declarations in the history of Christian thought to the Renaissance. The Christocentric conviction it voices is then discerned through new interpretations of two other texts which christen pagan mysteries in original and important ways: the Moria and the final colloquy, ‘Epicureus,’ in which a pagan goddess and a pagan philosopher are gathered to Christ.
Günter Wagner, Pauline Baptism and the Pagan Mysteries: The Problem of the
Pauline Doctrine of Baptism in Romans VI.1-11 in the Light of Its Religio-
Historical 'Parallels' (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1967), and Wedderburn, Baptism and
Author: Everett Ferguson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
This magisterial volume is a comprehensive survey of the doctrine and practice of baptism in the first five centuries of Christian history, arranged geographically within chronological periods. Baptism in the Early Church covers the antecedents to Christian baptism and traces the history of Christian doctrine and practice from the New Testament through the writings of the church fathers of the fourth and fifth centuries. The book deals primarily with the literary sources, though it also gives attention to depictions of baptism (primarily of Jesus) in various art forms and to the surviving baptismal fonts.Ferguson's thorough study points to the central importance of baptism in the early church. Many blessings were attributed to baptism, but the two earliest and most consistently mentioned are forgiveness of sins and the reception of the Holy Spirit; faith and repentance were necessary in order to receive these benefits. Jewish immersion rites, the practice of John the Baptist, the meaning of the words used for baptism, the literary descriptions, and the material remains argue that full immersion was the normal practice, and the evidence from art is consistent with this interpretation.Containing nearly everything currently known about the early Christian ritual of baptism, with extensive citations to the primary and secondary literature, Ferguson's Baptism in the Early Church is destined to be a standard reference work."
Marjorie O ' Rourke Boyle , Christening Pagan Mysteries ; Erasmus in Pursuit of
Wisdom ( Toronto : University of Toronto , 1981 ) , pp . 3 – 25 . 10Erasmus , “ The
Antibarbarians , ” p . 112 . 11 Erasmus , “ The Ciceronian : A Dialogue on the ...
Author: John V. Apczynski
Publisher: Publications of the College Th
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This collection of essays addresses questions of theology and its place in Catholic institutions of higher learning. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Anm . 6 ) , S . 204 ; Marjorie O ' Rourke Boyle : Christening Pagan Mysteries :
Erasmus in Pursuit of Wisdom , Toronto 1981 . — Zu Luther vgl . Klaus
Schwarzwäller : Theologia crucis . Luthers Lehre von der Prädestination nach De
servo arbi3 ...
Monasticism , the product of Oriental paganism , 14 . Mongolia , pagan baptism in
, 93 . Moses , his rod made a type of Christ , by allegory , 54-56 . " Mysteries , ” the
Greek , supposed to bring salvation , 117 ; embodied confession , baptism ...
MARJORIE O ' ROURKE BOYLE , Christening pagan mysteries , Erasmus in
pursuit of wisdom , Univ . of Toronto Press , 1981 , XIII und 161 S . Der Titel des
Buches gilt dem Kern und Sinn des Erasmischen Lebenswerkes und stellt es ...
... sur une certitude ouverte à toutes les interrogations de la pensée humaine .
Travail richement documenté , que je recommande vivement . Mg . 501 Marjorie
O'Rourke Boyle : Christening Pagan Mysteries . Erasmus in Pursuit of Wisdom .
Author: William PALMER (Baptist Minister)Publish On: 1865
which it acquired a new detergent agency exemplified in the process of christening , when sin is mystically washed ... A thoroughly pagan notion , as
before observed ; and one without any warrant , or even the shadow of authority
from the ...
Clarence H . Miller , ASD IV - 3 ; and for my interpretations see Christening Pagan Mysteries : Erasmus in Pursuit of Wisdom ( Toronto : University of Toronto
Press , 1981 ) , pp . 27 - 61 ; “ Fools and Schools : Scholastic Dialectic , Humanist
Author: Marjorie O'Rourke Boyle
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press
Christening Pagan Mysteries : Erasmus in Pursuit of Wisdom , by Marjorie O'
Rourke Boyle . Renaissance Quarterly 35 ( Autumn 1982 ) : 479-81 . Six Essays
on Erasmus and a Translation of Erasmus ' Letter to Carondelet , 1523 , by John
... Pagan Virtue and the Humanism of the Northern Renaissance , The Society for
Renaissance Studies Occasional Papers 2 ( London , 1974 ; hereafter cited as “
Levi " ) ; Marjorie O . Boyle , Christening Pagan Mysteries : Erasmus in Pursuit of
Everything in the pagan world , ” Erasmus had written in the Antibarbari , “ that
was valiantly done , brilliantly said ... 118 As quoted in Marjorie O ' Rourke Boyle , Christening Pagan Mysteries : Erasmus in Pursuit of Wisdom ( Toronto : Toronto ...
M. O'Rourke Boyle , Christening Pagan Mysteries : Erasmus in Pursuit of Wisdom
( Toronto : University of Toronto Press , 1981 ) . W. Oschlies , Die Arbeits- und
Beruf - pädagogik August Hermann Francke ( Witten , 1969 ) . T. H. L. Parker ...
Author: Wendy E. Helleman
Publisher: Lanham, [MD] : London : University Press of America
This study focuses on certain prominent Christian writers and examines their use of the literary and cultural remains from Greco-Roman antiquity. The primary aim of this collection of essays is to clarify the factors which motivated these Christians in their use of the non-Christian classical heritage.
CHRISTENING PAGAN MYSTERIES: ERASMUS IN PURsuit of WisDOM. By
Marjorie O'Rourke Boyle. Toronto: University of Toronto, 1981. Pp. xiii + 174. $15.
Boyle's rhetorical method of analyzing significant texts of Erasmus is undeniably
165 While Erasmus observes traditional caution over the salvation of pagans,
there can be no doubt of his belief that grace ... For a succinct review of pertinent
texts see M. O'Rourke Boyle Christening Pagan Mysteries (Toronto 1981) 86-7.
DOMINIC BAKER - SMITH University of Amsterdam Christening Pagan Mysteries
. Erasmus in Pursuit of Wisdom . By Marjorie O'Rourke Boyle . ( Buffalo :
University of Toronto Press . 1981. Pp . xiii , 174. $ 15.00 . ) The fifth in Toronto's
... 2 ) Manfred Hoffmann en veut au P . Chantraine de s ' être placé au point de
vue catholique dans son Erasme et Luther ; 3 ) Michael Screech n ' apprécie
guère le Christening Pagan Mysteries de Marjorie O ' Rourke Boyle : sa
discussion de ...
In the same way , the conclusion of Marjorie O ' Rourke Boyle , Christening Pagan Mysteries : Erasmus in Pursuit of Wisdom , Erasmus Studies 5 ( Toronto ,
Buffalo , London , 1981 ) , 82 , that “ Luther was not by conviction a humanist "
Their methods , however , were opposed : Epicurus negated the wrath of the
gods , Luther accented it and then preached justification in Christ . " See Christening Pagan Mysteries , p . 143 . °°See Surtz , The Praise of Pleasure , esp
. ch . 4 .