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Title: Augustine's Cyprian: Authority in Roman North Africa. The Appeal to Cyprian in the Donatist and Pelagian Controversies. A Study of the Legitimacy of the Use of Authority in Two Controversies in the Life of Augustine.
Other Titles: Augustinus' beroep op Cyprianus in de controverse met de donatisten en de pelagianen: een onderzoek naar de legitimiteit van Augustinus' beroep op de bisschop van Carthago.
Authors: Gaumer, Matthew
Issue Date: 15-May-2012
Description: Central in this research proposal is the reception of Cyprian in Augustine and the Donatists in the Donatist Controversy and in Augustine and in a lesser degree by the Pelagians in the Pelagian Controversy. All parties in both controversies refer positively to Cyprian and consider him as a iudex, vested with auctoritas to be consulted in exemplary and doctrinal matters. The basic question of this research is: if/where/how is the Cyprian profile respectively in both camps different and/or similar and if/where/how Augustine's Cyprianic profile is identical or different in both controversies? Which elements play a role in these similarities in/or differences and can we observe an evolution in Augustine? What does a comparative analysis teach us about the concepts of auctoritas, novitas and traditio in Augustine and his opponents.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: TH
Appears in Collections:Research Unit of History of Church and Theology

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