The Sentences of Sextus and the Origins of Christian Ascetiscism

The Sentences of Sextus and the Origins of Christian Ascetiscism

98 shows that in the Sentences self - sufficiency has become a soughtafter state and the purpose of ascetic practice ( aσxel ) . That Sextus intended the axτημoσúvη of the sage to mirror God's own autarky through a negative attitude ...

Author: Daniele Pevarello

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161525795

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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Daniele Pevarello analyzes the Sentences of Sextus, a second century collection of Greek aphorisms compiled by Sextus, an otherwise unknown Christian author. The specific character of Sextus' collection lies in the fact that the Sentences are a Christian rewriting of Hellenistic sayings, some of which are still preserved in pagan gnomologies and in Porphyry. Pevarello investigates the problem of continuity and discontinuity between the ascetic tendencies of the Christian compiler and aphorisms promoting self-control in his pagan sources. In particular, he shows how some aspects of the Stoic, Cynic, Platonic and Pythagorean moral traditions, such as sexual restraint, voluntary poverty, the practice of silence and of a secluded life were creatively combined with Sextus' ascetic agenda against the background of the biblical tradition. Drawing on this adoption of Hellenistic moral traditions, Pevarello shows how great a part the moral tradition of Greek paideia played in the shaping and development of self-restraint among early Christian ascetics.
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The Sentences of Sextus

The Sentences of Sextus

Described by Origen as a writing that “even the masses of believers have read,” the Sentences of Sextus offers unique insights into popular Christian thought during the late second century C.E. Although it draws extensively on canonical ...

Author: Walter T. Wilson

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781589837201

Category: Religion

Page: 494

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Described by Origen as a writing that “even the masses of believers have read,” the Sentences of Sextus offers unique insights into popular Christian thought during the late second century C.E. Although it draws extensively on canonical texts for the composition of its sayings, it is especially fascinating for the manner in which it integrates these texts with material derived from two generically similar collections of Pythagorean maxims. This volume provides a critical edition including evidence from the Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Coptic versions; a new translation; and the first commentary for the Sentences, an important document for investigating the history of early Christian wisdom, asceticism, and ethics.
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The Gospel According to Philip

The Gospel According to Philip

With respect to the possible analogy between an editor of the Sentences of Sextus who disjoined more coherent discourse and Isenberg's view of the editor of the Gospel according to Philip , it is clear that the sentences in Sextus ...

Author: Martha Turner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004439672

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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This book tackles a basic problem in the interpretation of the gnostic Gospel according to Philip: the origins of its materials and the nature of their coherence. A persuasive argument is made that a compiler with distinctive interests assembled diverse materials into the present work.
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The Sentences of Sextus

The Sentences of Sextus

A collection of ethical aphorisms for centuries by Christians from Britain to Mesopotamia.

Author: Henry Chadwick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521541085

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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A collection of ethical aphorisms for centuries by Christians from Britain to Mesopotamia.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Studies in Gnosticism and Alexandrian Christianity

Studies in Gnosticism and Alexandrian Christianity

The Teachings as a whole can be characterized as a piece of early Christian sapiential literature : a rare genre of which the most wellknown example is the Sentences of Sextus , which also has a distinct Alexandrian background .

Author: R. van den Broek

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004106545

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Most of the fifteen studies of this volume deal with the mythological and theological ideas found in various Nag Hammadi writings, especially the views, gnostic and non-gnostic alike, on creation and salvation and on the nature of God.
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Traditional Christian Ethics 4

Traditional Christian Ethics 4

... God—Ignatius—Letter to Smyrnaeans—7.1 God: speak iniquity against God—Origen—Homilies on Exodus—3.2 God: squander a word about God—Sentences of Sextus—362 God: study what is unworthy of God—Sentences of Sextus—248 God: suppositions ...

Author: David W. T. Brattston

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490802053

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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What Not to Do Abominable embraces-1 Clement-28.1 Abortion-Athenagoras-Presbeia-35 Abortion-Barnabas-19.5 Abortion-Didache-2.2 Abortion-Doctrina-2.2 Abortion-Hippolytus-Philosophumena-9.7 Abortion-Letter to Diognetus-5.6 Abortion-Minucius Felix-Octavius-30 Abortion-Revelation of Peter-26 Abortion-Sibylline Oracles-2.281f Abortion-Tertullian-Apologeticum-9 Abortion-Tertullian-Exhortation to Chastity-12 Abortion by drugs-Clement of Alexandria-Paedagogus-2.10 (96) Abortionist-Doctrina-5.2 Abstinence, excessive, at the beginning stages-Origen-Homilies on Numbers-27.9.2
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Religio Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World

Religio Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World

The second-century CE Sentences of Sextus are a Christian gnomology that largely drew upon the same philosophical sources used by the compilers of a Pythagorean collection of maxims known as the Sentences of Clitarchus and of the ...

Author: Anders Klostergaard Petersen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004323131

Category: Religion

Page: 428

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This first volume of the new Brill series “Ancient Philosophy & Religion” offers analyses of Platonic philosophy and piety, the emergence of a common religio-philosophical discourse in Antiquity, the place of Jesus among ancient philosophers, and responses of pagan philosophers to Christianity from the second century to Late Antiquity.
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Nag Hammadi Codices XI XII XIII

Nag Hammadi Codices XI  XII  XIII

INTRODUCTION NHC X11,1 * : THE SENTENCES OF SEXTUS , 15 * , 1-16 * , 28 ; 27 * , 1-34 * , 28 Bibliography : Chadwick , The Sentences of Sextus ; Conybeare , The Ring of Pope Xystus ; Edwards - Wild , The Sentences of Sextus ; Elter ...

Author: Charles W. Hedrick

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004438958

Category: Religion

Page: 600

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The Coptic Gnostic Library

The Coptic Gnostic Library

INTRODUCTION NHC X11,1 * : THE SENTENCES OF SEXTUS , 15 * , 1-16 * , 28 ; 27 * , 1-34 * , 28 Bibliography : Chadwick , The Sentences of Sextus ; Conybeare , The Ring of Pope Xystus ; Edwards - Wild , The Sentences of Sextus ; Elter ...

Author: James McConkey Robinson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004117024

Category: Reference

Page: 5

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"The Gnostic Library" continues where the Dead Sea Scrolls left off. It is based on the Nag Hammadi codices, which were unearthed in 1945 -- a discovery considered as significant as the Dead Sea Scrolls themselves. The "Coptic Gnostic Library" contains all the texts of the Nag Hammadi codices, both in the original Coptic and in translation. It sheds an invaluable light upon early Judaism and the roots of Christianity. Now available in paperback.
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Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible

Nag Hammadi Texts and the Bible

[ 4823 ] The Sentences of Sextus ( XII , 1 ) Chadwick , H. The Sentences of Sextus : A Contribution to the History of Early Christian Ethics . Texts and Studies , New Series 5. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1959 .

Author: Craig Alan Evans

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004099026

Category: Religion

Page: 551

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This important tool will greatly facilitate research into the relationship of biblical texts and the materials that make up Gnosticism. To date no exhaustive Scripture index to Nag Hammadi has been prepared. One of the significant features of this volume is that it fills this lacuna.
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