Theology

In Search of Truth in the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies

New Approaches to a Philosophical and Rhetorical Novel of Late Antiquity
Edited by Benjamin M. J. De Vos and Danny Praet

[Die Suche nach der Wahrheit in den pseudoklementinischen Homilien. Neue Zugänge zu einem philosophischen und rhetorischen Roman der Spätantike.]

2022. Approx. 520 pages.
forthcoming in November

Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament

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ISBN 978-3-16-161280-0
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Published in English.
The contributors of the present volume approach the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies or Klementia as an original rhetorical, and philosophical novel from late antique Syria. They focus on the role of rhetorical education, Sophistic traditions, ancient philosophy, and theological discussions in this narrative and its reflections on the concept of truth.
The contributors of this volume set out to explore some new approaches to the fourth-century Christian novel traditionally known as the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies or Klementia . They raise and answer questions about this narrative by approaching it as an original rhetorical, and philosophical novel. The volume seeks to improve understanding of this text as a late antique novel with its own textual unity. It pays attention both to its literary qualities as well as to the role of rhetorical education, the reception of Sophistic traditions, and ancient philosophy. It includes theological reflections and discusses the role of the Homilistic author, his skills in the field of paideia , and his reflections on truth. In this way, the contributors offer new insights into the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies as a unique novel from late antique Syria.
Authors/Editors

Benjamin M. J. De Vos Born 1994; studied Classical Philology; currently member of the Assistant Academic Staff in the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences at Ghent University.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9889-4414

Danny Praet Born 1968; studied Classical Philology and Philosophy; currently Full Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, and History of Christianity at Ghent.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8878-879X

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