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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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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: 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
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Dr David Gormley O'Brien
Date Deposited: 18 May 2014 23:27
Last Modified: 18 May 2014 23:27
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1488

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