Search for dissertations about: "ascetic"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the word ascetic.

  1. 1. Christ as example : The imitatio Christi motive in biblical and Christian ethics

    Author : Soon-Gu Kwon; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religion; Jesus; Christ; Imitatio Christi; Bible; New Testament; Gospels; follow; imitate; example; model; ideal; Biblical ethics; Christian ethics; interpretation; monastic; ascetic; political; contextual; feminist; narrative; relational; love; Göran Bexell; Thomas Ogletree; J.I.H. McDonald; Edvin Larsson; H. Dieter Betz; Thomas à Kempis; Sören Kierkegaard; Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Choan-Seng Song; Chung Hyun-Kyung; James McClendon; Stanley Hauerwas; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; Religion Theology; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; etik; Ethics;

    Abstract : The purpose of this study is (1) to investigate what the imitation of Christ means in Biblical andChristian ethics, (2) to make a critical analysis of some interpretations of the imitation of Christ inChristian tradition, (3) to propose an alternative interpretation of the imitation of Christ, and (4) todiscuss the role of the Bible in Christian ethics. This demands discussion of several problems. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sketching the Invisible : Patterns of Church and City in Theodoret of Cyrrhus' Philotheos Historia

    Author : Andreas Westergren; Kyrko- och missionsstudier; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Late Antiquity; biography; hagiography; panegyric; asceticism; monasticism; Syria; Antioch; Symeon the Stylite; pilgrimage; relics; cult of the saints; civic ideals; invention of tradition; the role of the bishop; ecclesiology; sacralization; christianization; philosophy; Neoplatonism; Libanius; Dionysius Areopagita;

    Abstract : The fundamental question in this work concerns the ideal relation between asceticism and society in a 5th c. writing (C.E.), the Philotheos Historia (PH), written in elaborate Greek by the learned bishop of Cyrrhus, Theodoret. READ MORE

  3. 3. Virginity Recast : Romanos and the Mother of God

    Author : Thomas Arentzen; Samuel Rubenson; Ingela Nilsson; Kyrko- och missionsstudier; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Saint 6th cent; Romanus Melodus; Hymns; Greek Byzantine ; Virgin Mary – History of doctrines – 030–600; Virgin Mary – Annunciation; Virgin Mary – veneration; Bible – use in hymns; Akathists; Hymns – Theology; Theotokos; Nativity; Byzantine rite – Liturgy; Kontakion; Mariology; Orthodox Eastern Church – Liturgy; Orthodox Eastern Church – Hymns; Body; Human – religious aspects – Christianity; Late Antiquity; asceticism; breast feeding; gender and sexuality issues; Justinian Era.; Romanos the Melodist; Virgin Mary; kontakion; Constantinople; hymns; Mariology; virginity;

    Abstract : The Virgin Mary has always stood out in the Christian scenery, yet in ever-changing guises. This study explores the characterization of the Virgin in the poetic works of Romanos the Melodist (ca. 490–560), the great composer of the so-called kontakion. Written for liturgical use, these dramatic songs soon became well-known and immensely popular. READ MORE

  4. 4. Reading John Climacus: Rhetorical Argumentation, Literary Convention and the Tradition of Monastic Formation

    Author : Henrik Rydell Johnsén; Kyrko- och missionsstudier; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Hermogenes; Late Antiquity; Early Christianity; Sinai; rhetoric; cardinal vices; moral formation; John Climacus; monasticism; Religious Studies and Theology; Evagrius Ponticus; progymnasmata; Seneca; Apophthegmata Patrum; Plutarch; Religion och teologi;

    Abstract : This thesis offers an investigation of the literary form and the literary composition of The Ladder by John Climacus, as well as a study of how the author uses the tradition to form his reader. Besides a brief introduction with a survey of the previous research, the study comprises four chapters. READ MORE

  5. 5. John Rufus and the World Vision of Anti-Chalcedonian Culture

    Author : Jan-Eric Steppa; Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; History of the Christian church; here; visions; holy man; propaganda; hagiography; Anastasius I; Zeno; Peter the Iberian; Severus of Antioch; John Rufus; Gaza; Palestine; asceticism; monasticism; monophysitism; anti-Chalcedonianism; Chalcedon; Patristics; Byzantine Empire; Late Antiquity; Kristna kyrkans historia; General; systematic and practical Christian theology; Kristen teologi allmän; systematisk och praktisk ;

    Abstract : The present study deals with the works of John Rufus, disciple of Peter the Iberian at Gaza. There are three works preserved from him, composed in Greek at the turn of the sixth century, and preserved in Syriac: the Life of Peter the Iberian, the Commemoration of the Death of Theodosius, and the Plerophories. READ MORE