The Theology of Arithmetic

Number Symbolism in Platonism and Early Christianity

Author: Joel Kalvesmaki

Publisher: Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic

ISBN: 9780674073302

Category: Mathematics

Page: 231

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In the second century, some Gnostic Christians used numerical structures to describe God, interpret the Bible, and frame the universe. The Theology of Arithmetic explores the rich variety of number symbolism used by gnosticizing groups and their orthodox critics, and shows how earlier neo-Pythagorean and Platonist thought influenced this theology.
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A Companion to Late Antique Literature

Author: Scott McGill,Edward J. Watts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118830350

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

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Noted scholars in the field explore the rich variety of late antique literature With contributions from leading scholars in the field, A Companion to Late Antique Literature presents a broad review of late antique literature. The late antique period encompasses a significant transitional era in literary history from the mid-third century to the early seventh century. The Companion covers notable Greek and Latin texts of the period and provides a varied overview of literature written in six other late antique languages. Comprehensive in scope, this important volume presents new research, methodologies, and significant debates in the field. The Companion explores the histories, forms, features, audiences, and uses of the literature of the period. This authoritative text: Provides an inclusive overview of late antique literature Offers the widest survey to date of the literary traditions and forms of the period, including those in several languages other than Greek and Latin Presents the most current research and new methodologies in the field Contains contributions from an international group of contributors Written for students and scholars of late antiquity, this comprehensive volume provides an authoritative review of the literature from the era.
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The Eusebian Canon Tables

Ordering Textual Knowledge in Late Antiquity

Author: Matthew R. Crawford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192523589

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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One of the books most central to late-antique religious life was the four-gospel codex, containing the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. A common feature in such manuscripts was a marginal cross-referencing system known as the Canon Tables. This reading aid was invented in the early fourth century by Eusebius of Caesarea and represented a milestone achievement both in the history of the book and in the scholarly study of the fourfold gospel. In this work, Matthew R. Crawford provides the first book-length treatment of the origins and use of the Canon Tables apparatus in any language. Part one begins by defining the Canon Tables as a paratextual device that orders the textual content of the fourfold gospel. It then considers the relation of the system to the prior work of Ammonius of Alexandria and the hermeneutical implications of reading a four-gospel codex equipped with the marginal apparatus. Part two transitions to the reception of the paratext in subsequent centuries by highlighting four case studies from different cultural and theological traditions, from Augustine of Hippo, who used the Canon Tables to develop the first ever theory of gospel composition, to a Syriac translator in the fifth century, to later monastic scholars in Ireland between the seventh and ninth centuries. Finally, from the eighth century onwards, Armenian commentators used the artistic adornment of the Canon Tables as a basis for contemplative meditation. These four case studies represent four different modes of using the Canon Tables as a paratext and illustrate the potential inherent in the Eusebian apparatus for engaging with the fourfold gospel in a variety of ways, from the philological to the theological to the visual.
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The Volume Library

A Concise, Graded Repository of Practical and Cultural Knowledge Designed for Both Instruction and Reference

Author: Henry Woldmar Ruoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 820

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The Americana

a universal reference library, comprising the arts and sciences, literature, history, biography, geography, commerce, etc., of the world

Author: Frederick Converse Beach,George Edwin Rines

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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The Encyclopedia Americana

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world

Author: George Edwin Rines,Frederick Converse Beach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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