Ideas on language in early Latin Christianity : from Tertullian to Isidore of Seville

In 'Ideas on Language in Early Latin Christianity', Tim Denecker investigates, in a comprehensive and systematic way, the views held on the history, diversity and properties of language(s) by Christian Latin authors from Tertullian (b. c.160) to Isidore of Seville (d. 636). This historical...

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Main Author: Denecker, Tim 1989- (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language: English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill [2017]
In: Vigiliae Christianae / Supplements
Series/Journal: Vigiliae Christianae / Supplements volume 142
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains: B Language / Diversity / Conception of History / Church
B Philosophy of language / Philosophy of history / Church
Further subjects: B Latin literature History and criticism
B Christian literature, Early History and criticism
B Language and languages Religious aspects Christianity
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Summary: In 'Ideas on Language in Early Latin Christianity', Tim Denecker investigates, in a comprehensive and systematic way, the views held on the history, diversity and properties of language(s) by Christian Latin authors from Tertullian (b. c.160) to Isidore of Seville (d. 636). This historical period witnessed various sociocultural changes, affecting linguistic situations and the ways in which these were perceived. Christian intellectuals were confronted with languages other than Latin in the context of the propagation of faith, and in reflecting on language were bound to comply with the relevant biblical accounts. Whereas previous research has mostly focused on the (indeed vital) contribution of Augustine, the present study reveals the diversified and dynamic nature of linguistic reflection in early Latin Christianity
Item Description: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9789004349872