Ambrosius' Brief V, 18 (70) over Micha als christelijk getuigenis van bekering en vrede, afval en boete



In circa 387 AD bishop Ambrose of Milan wrote an epistle (70 in PL 16; V, 18 in Faller’s edition) to the priest Orontianus that was full of quotations from the book of the prophet Micah and allusions to it. In this letter Ambrose gives a spiritual interpretation of Micah as a testimony to the soul’s conversion to Christ, the peace that it found, its subsequent fall nonetheless, and its new repentance that was mercifully accepted by God. In his application of Micah’s book to the vicissitudes of the soul, Ambrose was inspired by Origen, whose Commentary on Micah is lost to us, but which can be partially retrieved due to the works of other Church Fathers who used it, notably Jerome. Ambrose’s epistle, analysed in this paper, testifies to his pastoral attitude towards ‘fallen’ Christians who had gravely sinned after their initial conversion and baptism.
Vertaalde titel van de bijdrageAmbrose Letter V, 18 (70) on Micah as a Christian Testimony to Conversion and Peace, Fall and Penance
Originele taal-2Dutch
TitelAmbrosiana Neerlandica
SubtitelContext en Receptie van het Gedachtegoed van Ambrosius van Milaan
RedacteurenMarius A. van Willigen, Anthony Dupont
Plaats van productieLeuven
UitgeverijPeeters Publishers
Aantal pagina's20
ISBN van elektronische versie0789042952430
ISBN van geprinte versie9789042952423
StatusPublished - 2024

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