The Resource Enchantment and creed in the hymns of Ambrose of Milan, Brian P. Dunkle

Enchantment and creed in the hymns of Ambrose of Milan, Brian P. Dunkle

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Enchantment and creed in the hymns of Ambrose of Milan
Title
Enchantment and creed in the hymns of Ambrose of Milan
Statement of responsibility
Brian P. Dunkle
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Language
eng
Summary
Enchantment and Creed in the Hymns of Ambrose of Milan offers the first critical overview of the hymns of Ambrose of Milan in the context of fourth-century doctrinal song and Ambrose's own catechetical preaching. Brian P. Dunkle, SJ, argues that these settings inform the interpretation of Ambrose's hymnodic project. The hymns employ sophisticated poetic techniques to foster a pro-Nicene sensitivity in the bishop's embattled congregation. After a summary presentation of early Christian hymnody, with special attention to Ambrose's Latin predecessors, Dunkle describes the mystagogical function of fourth-century songs. He examines Ambrose's sermons, especially his catechetical and mystagogical works, for preached parallels to this hymnodic effort. Close reading of Ambrose's hymnodic corpus constitutes the bulk of the study. Dunkle corroborates his findings through a treatment of early Ambrosian imitations, especially the poetry of Prudentius. These early readers amplify the hymnodic features that Dunkle identifies as "enchanting," that is, enlightening the "eyes of faith." - back of book
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
264/.23092
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1720.A5
LC item number
D86 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford early Christian studies
Label
Enchantment and creed in the hymns of Ambrose of Milan, Brian P. Dunkle
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Copyright
Note
Revision of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Notre Dame, 2015 under title: Nocturna lux viantibus : the methods, meaning, and mystagogy of Ambrosian hymnody
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-254) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hymnody, heresy, and doctrinal identity -- Ambrose's preaching, enchantment, and nature and grace -- Ambrose's daytime hymns and the mystagogy of nature -- Christ in scripture and the hymns for dominical feasts -- Ecclesial identity in the hymns for martyrs -- The features of Ambrosian reception -- Ambrosian imitation in Sedulius and Prudentius
Control code
ocn944462969
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 261 pages
Isbn
9780198788225
Lccn
2016934846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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u372933
System control number
(OCoLC)944462969

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