Cyril Of Jerusalem: Bishop And City

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BRILL, 1. jaan 2004 - 214 pages
This volume deals with the episcopate of Cyril of Jerusalem (350 to 387). Its overall theme is the relationship between the city and its bishop and, in particular, Cyril's efforts to promote Jerusalem as the Christian city "par excellence," by employing Jerusalem's religious symbols - the holy sites and the Cross. Apart from chapters on Jerusalem in the fourth century C.E. and on the life and works of Cyril, this study discusses important aspects and events of Cyril's episcopacy, such as his pastoral work as an urban bishop of the Jerusalem Christian community, Jerusalem's liturgy, the rebuilding of the Temple, giving a re-interpretation of the Syriac letter ascribed to Cyril about this event, and Jerusalem's and Palestine's religious landscape.

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Contents

Jerusalem in the Forth Century
1
Life and Works
31
Bishop City and Liturgy
65
Pagans Heretics Jews Gnostics and Manichaeans
97
Rebuilding of the Temple
127
Promoting Jerusalem
153
Epilogue
177
Cyril and Arianism
181
Services celebrated by the Bishop of Jerusalem
187
Letter attributed to Cyril on the Rebuilding of the Temple
191
Principal Ancient Sources
195
Bibliography
197
Index
209
Jerusalem in the Forth Century
215
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Jan Willem Drijvers, Ph.D. (1989), is Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Groningen. He has published extensively on Late Antiquity and is the author of Helena Augusta, the Mother of Constantine the Great and the Legend of her Finding of the True Cross (Leiden 1992).

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