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Author Constas, Maximos, 1961-

Title Proclus of Constantinople and the cult of the Virgin in late antiquity : homilies 1-5, texts and translations / by Nicholas Constas
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 450 pages) : illustrations
Series Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, 0920-623X ; v. 66
Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae ; v. 66. 0920-623X
Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Proclus, John Chrysostom, and Atticus of Constantinople -- Sources and Background -- Birth and Early Life -- The Intellectual World of Fifth-Century Constantinople -- Christianity and Hellenism -- Proclus and John Chrysostom -- Proclus and Atticus of Constantinople -- Chapter 2. Proclus Bishop of Cyzicus -- The Death of Atticus -- Proclus and Sisinnius of Constantinople -- Proclus and Nestorius of Constantinople -- Proclus, Homily I: On the Holy Virgin Theotokos
The Deposition of NestoriusMaximian of Constantinople -- Chapter 3. Proclus Archbishop of Constantinople -- The Election of Proclus -- The Union of 433 and the Bishops of the East -- The Quarrel Over Theodore of Mopsuestia and The Beginning of the 'Three Chapters Controversy' -- Rabbula of Edessa, Acacius of Melitene and the Campaign Against Theodore of Mopsuestia -- The Unofficial Armenian Delegation -- The Tome to the Armenians -- Proclus, Ibas of Edessa, and John of Antioch -- Chapter 4. Proclus of Constantinople, Homilies 1-5 -- Introduction
Homily 1: IntroductionText and Translation -- Notes and Commentary -- Homily 2: Introduction -- Text and Translation -- Notes and Commentary -- Homily 3: Introduction -- Text and Translation -- Notes and Commentary -- Homily 4: Introduction -- Text and Translation -- Notes and Commentary -- Homily 5: Introduction -- Text and Translation -- Notes and Commentary -- Chapter 5. 'The Ear of the Virginal Body': The Poetics of Sound in the School of Proclus -- Introduction -- From the New Testament to the Council of Ephesus -- A Fifth-Century Consensus
Fertile Imaginations: Mary, Eve and the SerpentMother of Pearl -- Theological Problems: The Demise of Mary's Ear -- 'Like Water Through a Tube' -- The Voice of Gabriel and the Word of God -- Christ the Angel -- Conclusion -- Chapter 6. The Purple Thread and the Veil of the Flesh: Symbols of Weaving in the Sermons of Proclus -- Introduction -- Proclus and the Virgin's Loom -- The 'Tunic Without Seam' -- The Protoevangelium of James -- The Veil of the Temple -- The Work of the New Eve -- Weaving Symbolism in Late Antiquity -- Women's Work
Proclus and PulcheriaEpilogue: Clothing the Naked God -- Appendix. The Christology of Proclus of Constantinople -- Bibliography -- Index of Ancient Authors and Works -- Index of Biblical Citations -- Subject Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z -- Index of Greek Terms
Summary Proclus of Constantinople was an outstanding pulpit orator who established the rhetoric and rationale for the Byzantine devotion to the Mother of God. In this book, the critical editions of Proclus' most celebrated Marian sermons (Homilies 1-5) provide the point of departure for a far-reaching study of the rise of the Virgin's cult in Late Antiquity. The homilies are supported by a historical introduction to the life and work of Proclus, situating him within the larger religious culture of fifth-century Constantinople. Richly documented chapters explore the symbolism of the incarnation and virgin birth, including the notion of virginal \'conception through hearing, \' and the image of Mary's womb as a textile loom wich weaves a veil of flesh the bodiless divinity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-422) and indexes
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Proclus, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople, approximately 390-approximately 446. Homilies. Homily 1-5
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Sermons -- History and criticism
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Sermons
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint. fast (OCoLC)fst00068107
Proclus Patriarca De Constantinopla. larpcal
Maria, Virgem Santa. larpcal
Homilies (Proclus, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople) fast (OCoLC)fst01398431
Subject Sermons, Greek -- History and criticism
Sermons, Greek.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Christology.
Sermons, Greek.
Filosofia cristã.
Doutrinas religiosas.
Virgem maria.
Genre/Form sermons.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Proclus, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople, approximately 390-approximately 446. Homilies. Homily 1-5. English & Greek
ISBN 1429407093