IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1105: The Use of Letters in Early Christian Polemics, 4th - 5th Centuries

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Katedra Filologii Klasycznej, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Organiser:Rafał Toczko, Katedra Filologii Klasycznej, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Moderator/Chair:Przemysław Nehring, Katedra Filologii Klasycznej, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Paper 1105-aPolemical Strategies in the Anti-Donatist Letters of St Augustine
(Language: English)
Rafał Toczko, Katedra Filologii Klasycznej, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Rafał Toczko, Katedra Filologii Klasycznej, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Rafał Toczko, Katedra Filologii Klasycznej, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Rhetoric, Theology
Paper 1105-bJerome's Polemic in His Letter to Sabinianus (Ep. 147)
(Language: English)
Philip Polcar, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien
Philip Polcar, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien
Philip Polcar, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien
Index terms: Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism
Paper 1105-cThe Letters of Julian of Aeclanum in the East
(Language: English)
Giulio Malavasi, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell’Antichità, Università degli Studi di Padova
Giulio Malavasi, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell’Antichità, Università degli Studi di Padova
Giulio Malavasi, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell’Antichità, Università degli Studi di Padova
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Greek, Language and Literature - Latin, Theology
Abstract

The papers in this session aim at presenting the dynamics of the early Christian epistolary polemics. The authors analyse the letters of St Jerome, St Augustine, and Julian of Eclanum in the context of persuasive strategies exploited in their letters dedicated to denigrating their opponents and finding applause for their own positions. The stress is put on presenting the multi-dimensional image of the epistolary polemics of the late-4th and early-5th centuries, taking under consideration both individual (Jerome’s letter to Sabinianus) and ecclesiastical controversies (Donatism, Pelagianism), letters written as accusations (Jerome, Augustine) and those designed to clear of charges (Julian’s letters).