Christening Pagan Mysteries

Christening Pagan Mysteries

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

ISBN: 9781442650749

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Baptism in the Early Church

Baptism in the Early Church

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
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Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802827487

Category: Religion

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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."
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Theology and the University

Theology and the University

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

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038669458

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

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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
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Mythographie der fr hen Neuzeit

Mythographie der fr  hen Neuzeit

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 ...

Author: Wolfenbütteler Symposion

Publisher: Harrassowitz

ISBN: UOM:39015009283600

Category: Altertum

Page: 261

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Paganism Surviving in Christianity

Paganism Surviving in Christianity

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 ...

Author: Abram Herbert Lewis

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044018765875

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 309

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Categories: Christianity and other religions

Wolfenb tteler Renaissance Mitteilungen

Wolfenb  tteler Renaissance Mitteilungen

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 ...

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Category: Renaissance

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Archiv F r Reformationsgeschichte

Archiv F  r Reformationsgeschichte

... 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 .

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ISBN: NWU:35556015705965

Category: Reformation

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The History and Mystery of Baptismal Regeneration and Its Connection with the Church of England Or the Controversy Examined and Summed Up

The History and Mystery of Baptismal Regeneration  and Its Connection with the Church of England  Or  the Controversy Examined and Summed Up

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 ...

Author: William PALMER (Baptist Minister)

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ISBN: BL:A0020034021

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Rhetoric and Reform

Rhetoric and Reform

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

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037514432

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook

Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook

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
C.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021798314

Category: Philosophy, Renaissance

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Categories: Philosophy, Renaissance

The Complete Works of St Thomas More In defense of humanism Letters to Dorp Oxford Lee and a Monk together with Historia Ricardi Tertii edited by Daniel Kinney

The Complete Works of St  Thomas More  In defense of humanism  Letters to Dorp  Oxford  Lee  and a Monk  together with Historia Ricardi Tertii  edited by Daniel Kinney

... 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
 ...

Author: Saint Thomas More

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105003764656

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Augustinian Perspectives in the Renaissance

Augustinian Perspectives in the Renaissance

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 ...

Author: Åke Bergvall

Publisher: Uppsala Universitet

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111153214

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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Christianity and the Classics

Christianity and the Classics

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

ISBN: UOM:39015017717987

Category: Religion

Page: 219

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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.
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Theological Studies

Theological Studies

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
 ...

Author: William James McGarry

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ISBN: UCLA:31158012451018

Category: Electronic journals

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Expositions of the Psalms

Expositions of the Psalms

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.

Author: Desiderius Erasmus

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105023165777

Category: Bible

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The Catholic Historical Review

The Catholic Historical Review

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
series ...

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ISBN: UCAL:$B784464

Category: Catholic church in the United States

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Moreana

Moreana

... 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 ...

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The Identity of Theology

The Identity of Theology

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 "
seems ...

Author: Knut Alfsvåg

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029076549

Category: Free will and determinism

Page: 272

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Categories: Free will and determinism

Renaissance Dialectic and Renaissance Piety

Renaissance Dialectic and Renaissance Piety

Laurentii Brundusini . ” Antonianum 35 ( 1960 ) : 215-92 . Bossy , John , The
English Catholic Community , 1570-1840 . Oxford , 1976 . Boyle , Marjorie O'
Rourke . Christening Pagan Mysteries : Erasmus in Pursuit of Wisdom . Toronto ,
1981 .

Author: Benedikt (von Canfield)

Publisher: Mrts

ISBN: UOM:39015048973799

Category: History

Page: 323

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Categories: History

Spenser and the Epicurean Traditions

Spenser and the Epicurean Traditions

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 .

Author: Stephen Michael Buhler

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105005135061

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