Theophilus of Alexandria and the First Origenist by Krastu Banev

By Krastu Banev

offers a contextualized literary-historical method and provides new insights into the existence and attractiveness of Theophilus of Alexandria (385-412)
Examines the Festal Letters of Theophilus and identifies the significance of classical rhetorical conception as a methodological software for the translation of correct ancient data
specializes in the so-called First Origenist Controversy, the condemnation of Origen in advert four hundred in Alexandria, and the punishment and expulsion of his monastic fans from the Egyptian desert

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As a result we can say that a more holistic approach to persuasion has been reinstated, affirming Aristotle's triad of rhetorical proofs from reason, emotion, and authority (to which we shall return in Part III). This comparison with advertising brings us back to the historical justification for the analysis of rhetoric in Theophilus' letters. Although advertising is a phenomenon that belongs mainly to our modern world, the way in which it appeals to all our faculties and permeates all aspects of our life today (newspapers, magazines, flyers, billboards, radio, television, films, and the internet) offers us a unique window onto the culture of late antiquity, where rhetoric reigned supreme.

MtVEL yap 0 ~v an' apX~~ Deus Verbum, et in se nos glorificans. eE6~. ~ napa(JKEUa~WV {lnaptLV. The difference here amounts to two points which I have underlined in the Greek text. The first is the missing personal pronoun qualifying (divinity' as being that of Christ. The second is the periphrastic rendition of the original (preparing our condition within himself: 78 Russell, 1heophilus, 89: 'The Greek fragments support his claim: Festal Letter of AD 401 = Jerome, Ep. 96:4. Theophilus' Greek text in Theodoret of Cyrus, Eranistes, ed.

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