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Sin No More: Healing, Wholeness and the Absent Adulteress in Cyprian’s Use of John

Murphy, Edwina (2018) Sin No More: Healing, Wholeness and the Absent Adulteress in Cyprian’s Use of John. Revue d’études augustiniennes et patristiques, 64 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1768-9260

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Abstract

"See, you have been made whole; sin no more lest anything worse befall you." (John 5, 14b) Cyprian quotes or alludes to these words of Jesus six times, focusing not so much on the healing itself (mentioned only once, separately from the maxim), but rather on the need to preserve such healing. Examining Cyprian's references to this passage highlights the relationship between his exegesis and his pastoral concerns, the connection between wholeness and salvation in his thought, and the healing role of the bishop. Finally, it raises a textual question: Jesus also says, "Sin no more," to the woman caught in adultery (John 7, 53 - 8, 11), but this pericope is never mentioned by Cyprian. I will consider the significance of this omission.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Sin, Healing, wholeness, adulteress, Cyprian, John
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
B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: Morling College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 00:52
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 00:52
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3558

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