Early Christian Ascetic Practices and Biblical Interpretation: The Witnesses of Galen and Tatian
2006 (English)In: The New Testament and early Christian literature in Greco-Roman context: studies in honor of David E. Aune / [ed] John Fotopoulos, Leiden: Brill , 2006, 439-444 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
The testimonies of the physician Galen (c. 129/130–199/216 c.e.) and the Syrian Christian Tatian (fl. 165–172 c.e.) to Christian asceticism are slightly earlier than the ascetic expositions of biblical texts by Clement of Alexandria (c. 150–211/216 c.e.) and other patristic authors. Although a simple post hoc ergo propter hoc relationship between ascetic practices and ascetic biblical interpretation does not necessarily follow, the temporal proximity of Galen and Tatian to Clement suggests such a correlation, and a direct causal relationship can by no means be excluded.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill , 2006. 439-444 p.
, Supplements to Novum Testamentum, 122
Asceticism, Galen, asceticism
Research subject New Testament Exegesis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-141405ISBN: 9789004143043OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-141405DiVA: diva2:385558