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dc.contributor.authorMagny, Ariane
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dc.date.created2010-02-25 21:54
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifieroai:digitool.library.mcgill.ca:83124
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/641606
dc.description.abstractThe Neoplatonist philosopher Porphyry of Tyre (ca.232-305 A.D.) wrote Against the Christians, a fifteen-volume treatise targeting Christianity. Porphyry's attack was considered so scandalous that it was twice condemned to flames by Roman emperors. It is thus only in the works of Christian apologists that Against the Christians is extant, i.e. in a fragmentary state. The topic of this study is the twelfth book of Porphyry's treatise, the best known and probably the most challenging to Christians. Indeed, it deals with the Book of Daniel, which underlies a great part of Christianity's foundations as it allegedly foretells both Parousiai. It will first be demonstrated that the writing of the treatise can be dated to the 290s, which indicates it was not an immediate threat to Christians facing the Great Persecution (303-311). Then recent methodological approaches are presented in order to get a better insight of the content of Against the Christians. It is established that Porphyry wrote a detailed exegesis of Daniel with the intention of criticizing the Christian literal interpretation of the Scriptures by adapting history to prophecy. Finally it is suggested that Porphyry wrote his treatise in response to a Christian allegorical exegetical tradition of Daniel.
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dc.publisherMcGill University
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dc.rights© Ariane Magny, 2004
dc.subjectPorphyry, ca. 234-ca. 305. Against the Christians.
dc.titlePorphyre et le Livre de Daniel : réaction à la tradition exégétique chrétienne du IIIe siècle
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
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