Augustinus en de Joden : een inleidend overzicht

Show simple item record Van Oort, Johannes (Hans) 2010-02-22T07:34:12Z 2010-02-22T07:34:12Z 2009
dc.description.abstract The article explores how Augustine of Hippo (354-430) deals with the Jews and Judaism. First it investigates the occurrence and meaning of the word “Iudaeus” in Augustine’s works. It turns out that Augustine, unlike many a predecessor, does not make a sharp distinction between “Hebrew”, “Israelite”, and “Jew”. Mainly on the basis of The City of God the role of the Jews in history is discussed. According to Augustine, all true believers (even those living before the time of Jesus) are “Christ believers” and are considered to belong to Christ’s body, the Church. The diaspora of the Jews is evaluated both negatively and positively: negatively as a consequence of “their putting Christ to death”; positively since through the dispersion of the Jews their Scriptures have been dispersed as well and so provide “testimony to the truth taught by the Church”. The so-called “mark of Cain” can not be interpreted as a predominantly positive sign: it provides protection indeed, but this divine protection is, once again, “for the benefit of the Church”. Contrary to some current opinion, it is stressed that Augustine knew contemporary Jews in Roman North Africa quite well. en
dc.identifier.citation Van Oort, J 2009, 'Augustinus en de Joden: een inleidend overzicht', Verbum et Ecclesia, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 349-364. [] nl
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982
dc.language.iso Dutch nl
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en
dc.rights © 2009. The Authors. Licensee: OpenJournals Publishing. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject.lcsh Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo -- Contributions in theology en
dc.subject.lcsh Jews -- History en
dc.subject.lcsh Judaism -- History en
dc.subject.lcsh Jewish diaspora en
dc.subject.lcsh Religious adherents en
dc.title Augustinus en de Joden : een inleidend overzicht nl
dc.title.alternative Augustine and the Jews : an introductory overview en
dc.type Article nl

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