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Perpetua’s Passions: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis. Edited by Jan N. Bremmer and Marco Formisano.

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The result is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic works of antiquity, which the present volumeexamines from a wide range of perspectives: literary, narratological, historical, religious, psychological, and philosophical viewpoints follow upon a newly edited text and English translation by Joseph Farrell and Craig Williams. Though the Passio has hardly been neglected in recent years, this volume nevertheless not only gives innovative comment, but demonstrates too that there is significant scope for further research. It is a volume with 'two souls: a historical one and a literary one' 7 , intended not as a companion or a comprehensive critical assessment but as an experiment in challenging accepted readings and methodologies 8. The Passion also identifies the Roman officials who governed the town then known as Thuburbo Minus now Tebourba , just near the modern city of Tunis and about 45 km west of the city of Carthage at the time of their martyrdom. Like her spiritual guide, Saturus, Perpetua left a diary, and a few years after their deaths a fellow Christian collected these writings and supplied them with an introduction and epilogue: the so-called Passion of Perpetua.

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Jan N. Bremmer & Marco Formisano: Perpetua's Passions (PDF)

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This can again make for disjointed reading. Like her spiritual guide, Saturus, Perpetua left a diary, and a few years after their deaths a fellow Christian collected these writings and supplied them with an introduction and epilogue: the so-called Passion of Perpetua. Having considered the regional differences between Asia Minor and North Africa, he suggests that what we find in the Passio, particularly its introduction 285 , is not so much the language of Phrygian Montanism as allusions to the spirit-orientated theology of Tertullian's house church 290. As part of the growing academic interest in this manuscript, a conference was held at Humboldt University in Berlin in 2007. In an unusual move, the editors have invited contributions from scholars who have not previously worked with the Passio.

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Heffernan, Thomas J., The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity; Bremmer, Jan N.; and Formisano, Marco, eds., Perpetua's Passions: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the “Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis.”

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A notable feature surrounding the incident is the autobiographical memoir account of Perpetua's final days. Den Boeft argues that the author, who he tentatively identifies as belonging to a circle around Tertullian 176 , intended to resist the idea that only old, established texts deserved to be read publicly in liturgical settings 179. A notable feature surrounding the incident is the autobiographical memoir account of Perpetua's final days. This innovative treatment by a number of distinguished scholars not only complements its unique subject, but constitutes a kind of laboratory of new approaches to ancient texts. The work is evaluated alongside Roman literature and cultural traditions. The Journal of Theological Studies Oxford Academic Citation F.

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Perpetua’s Passions: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis. Edited by Jan N. Bremmer and Marco Formisano.

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The papers could perhaps have been better ordered to encourage the reader to explore links between them. This treatment not only complements its subject, but constitutes a kind of laboratory of new approaches to ancient texts. . The third section looks at questions of transmission, reception, canonicity and marginality. Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2012, in: sehepunkte 12 2012 , Nr.

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Reading : Perpetua S Passions Bremmer Jan N Formisano Marco

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He suggests that the question needs to be reformulated, and directs our attention away from 'the problematical classical heresiological framework for our perspective of Montanism' 282. Its uncanonical status, complex layering, disputed authorship, autobiographical element and rich, endlessly debateable contents make the Passio Perpetuae a perfect site for such a multi-flanked and relentlessly questioning approach. The result is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic works of antiquity, which the present volume examines from a wide range of perspectives: literary, narratological, historical, religious, psychological, and philosophical viewpoints follow upon a newly edited text and English translation by Joseph Farrell and Craig Williams. This indicates that the persecution was not initiated locally, but was the general policy of the Emperor at that time, Septimius Severus. The collection offers a consideration of the work through this classical prism with attentiveness to the work's highly literary nature.

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Perpetua's Passions: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Passio Perpetuae Et Felicitatis . Edited by Jan. N. Bremmer and Marco Formisano . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2012 . Pp. 400 . $150.00., Religious Studies Review

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Rather than inviting historians of the ancient world and early Christianity, the conveners wanted new perspectives, so invited scholars from various fields classics, comparative and modern literature and cultural history who had not previously worked on the Passion to contribute their specific interpretations of this extraordinary manuscript. Den Boeft argues that the author, who he tentatively identifies as belonging to a circle around Tertullian 176 , intended to resist the idea that only old, established texts deserved to be read publicly in liturgical settings 179. The volume includes a new translation by Joseph Farrell and Craig Williams. Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2012. The papers differ not only in approach and interpretation as is to be encouraged , but also in length, scope and ambition. After the manuscript was compiled, a few years after the death of Sts Perpetua, Felicity and their companions, it was widely copied and read out loud during church services, and over time became widely distributed across the Roman world.

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Perpetua’s Passions: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis. Edited by Jan N. Bremmer and Marco Formisano.

perpetua s passions bremmer jan n formisano marco

It is a volume with 'two souls: a historical one and a literary one' 7 , intended not as a companion or a comprehensive critical assessment but as an experiment in challenging accepted readings and methodologies 8. Table des matières Jan N. This book is a reflection of the increasing interest by contemporary academics and historians in the remarkable third century account of the martyrdom of St Perpetua and her companions. Responsibility: edited by Jan N. This can again make for disjointed reading. Christians of the third century would have immediately seen the connection between Perpetua's visions, one of which predicted her death, with the Apostle Paul's description of prophecy as one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the vision experienced by St Stephen before his execution, as described in Acts, and the vision of the second century martyr, St Polycarp, in which he foresaw that he was to be burnt to death.

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Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity

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The result is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic works of antiquity, which this book examines from a wide range of perspectives: literary, narratological, historical, religious, psychological, and philosophical viewpoints follow upon a newly edited text a. An editorial conclusion tying contributions together, drawing new connections or contrasts between them and laying out questions arising from the volume would also have been welcome. Throughout, papers range from systematic historical analyses to complex anachronistic readings. The E-mail message field is required. Some contributors do; others leave the reader to surmise whether the tacit assumptions of the author are the same as those of the previous contribution.

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Jan N. Bremmer & Marco Formisano: Perpetua's Passions (PDF)

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We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. James Corke-Webster: Rezension von: Jan N. The very broad thematic division is necessitated by the papers' great diversity. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the perpetua s passions bremmer jan n formisano marco gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. Keywords: , , , ,. Vibia Perpetua-An Indecent Woman; V. The range is again extensive.

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