Quodvultdeus of Carthage: The Creedal Homilies : Conversion in Fifth-century North Africa

Paulist Press, 2004 - 137 頁
"This latest volume in the Ancient Christian Writers series offers a first-time translation and commentary of the Latin Creedal Homilies of Quodvultdeus, a younger contemporary, friend, and correspondent of St. Augustine." "Deeply influenced by the theology and rhetoric of Augustine, the homilies provide an invaluable window on the fifth-century church in Carthage and Roman North Africa, including her views on Judaism and paganism, as well as her internal dynamics, debates, and strife. The homilies focus on the nature, meaning, and effect of the liturgy of baptism during the process of conversion to a living Christianity. From the homilies, the reader learns who the candidates were, why they sought a new religious life, what they expected from Christianity, what was expected of them, and how the baptismal liturgy transformed and initiated them into the church's life. The homilies confirm and advance what can be learned from St. Augustine and his predecessors - not to mention his other North African contemporaries and successors - about both conversion and the extensive and complex liturgy of baptism."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The First Homily on the Creed
The Second Homily on the Creed
The Third Homily on the Creed

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Thomas Macy Finn is Chancellor Professor of Religion Emeritus of the College of William and Mary. He reeeived a License in Sacred Theology and a Doctorate in Patristics from the Catholic University of America. In his numerous books and articles on early Christian liturgy and baptism, Dr. Finn has specialized in the nature, form, and function of Christian ritual in conversions.