Secular subjects such as these were very rarely illustrated in Anglo-Saxon texts, so the existence of three such copies of the begins without preface or explanation, with a description of an area near Babylon, called Antimolima; we are told of this place that ‘there are rams born there as big as oxen.’* This opening section is typical of the .
There is no consistent geographical setting to the wonders described therein; the text jumps from marvels in Africa to those in Asia and back again, suggesting that the author’s interest is the strangeness of these creatures themselves, rather than their surroundings.
Besides ) is a unique and fascinating text which first appeared in the 4th or 5th century.
These include the works of Isidore of Seville, St Augustine, Virgil and Pliny, and other texts of ultimately classical origin.were bound in miscellanies, and all three contain painted or drawn miniatures.The scholarly consensus is that the Christians aspects were added at a later date by an unknown redactor; however, even if that’s true, the typology in offers profound theological insights.Oftentimes, those of us raised in the modern Church are unaware of the robust theological views of our forbearers.The student conference committee reserves the right to make selections based on quality of written abstracts, adherence to submission guidelines (see here), and timely submissions of abstracts.
The conference languages are English and Icelandic, and individual paper presentations will be 20 minutes in length, each followed by a 10 minute discussion.
I, myself, didn’t discover so influential a work as Athansius’ until after my first year of undergraduate work (and even then, it was an accidental discovery at a used bookstore).
One area largely abandoned post-Reformation has been the Early Church’s teaching on the theology of the Atonement.
(Cited here from Tolkien 1997: 16) All the statements made here are literally true, but if Tolkien had spelled out what he meant, it would have devalued the argument he was making.
The “men” Tolkien was talking about were himself and his friend C. Lewis – by no means a representative sample of popular taste.
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