ECTGQ9 - ECTGQ9 Name Michael Lepri R.L. Wilken. Early...

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ECTGQ9 Name Michael Lepri R.L. Wilken. Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God Chapter 9: The Glorious Deeds of Christ Guide Questions 1. What word best characterizes Christian writings prior to the fifth century? Didactic 2. In creating its own distinctive culture, Christian intellectual life matured. What other areas are included in expressing a culture? The areas of art and architecture, law and politics, and the writing of history and poetry are included in expressing a culture 3. In Prudentius’ writings the beauty of language united with dignity of form to produce Christian literature. 4. What claim does Wilken make for the influence of Prudentius? Wilken says that he is a pivotal figure in early Christian intellectual life and in the literary and cultural history of the West 5. What differentiates Prudentius’ literary works from, say, the hymns of St. Ambrose? Prudentius was a poet, not a priest who sometimes wrote poetry in his spare time or wrote hymns sung in church The Earliest Christian Poetry 6. Where does one find the earliest examples of Christian poetry? The Bible 7. Were Christian hymns modeled on Græco-Roman literature? No, Christian liturgical poetry was almost entirely untouched by the literary
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