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The Cumaean Sibyl as the Revelation-bearer in the Shepherd of Hermas

Gormley-O'Brien, David Paul (1997) The Cumaean Sibyl as the Revelation-bearer in the Shepherd of Hermas. Journal of Early Christian Studies, 5 (4). pp. 473-496. ISSN 1067-6341

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    Abstract

    The Shepherd of Hermas was the first Christian work to use the pagan Sibyl motif. The Shepherd adopts not only the figure of the Sibyl but also the voice consonant with the themes used in Jewish and Pagan Sibylline Oracles, namely creation and destruction of the world, in its paranesis for its readers to align itself to the transcendent church.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Cumaean Sibyl, Shepherd of Hermas
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): C - Church History
    Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
    Depositing User: Dr David Gormley O'Brien
    Date Deposited: 19 May 2014 09:27
    Last Modified: 19 May 2014 09:27
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1488

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