More precisely, Vinzent argues that CAIV was written as an answer to Eusebius' Contra Marcellum and De ecclesiastica theologia, to the Marcellus attacked in them, to the Asterius
refuted by Marcellus in them, and in addition directed against the theology, and particularly Christology, of Photinus of Sirmium.
Intersexual comparison of mimetic protection in the black swallowtail butterfly, Papilio polyxenes asterius
By focusing first upon Asterius
's critique of the festival of Kalends, I will outline how Asterius
perceived the failure of Hellenistic religion and society.
The largest section (fragments 1-114 in Seibt's numeration) involves polemic against Asterius
, the rest (fragments 115-28) final Parthian shots directed at those bishops (Eusebius of Caesarea, Narcissus of Neronias, and Paulinus of Tyre) who supported Asterius
and the Arian theology.
in eastern North America (Blau 1981; Ferris and Emmel 1982).
Scholars have pointed out the extraordinary diffusion of the Improperia compositions in Syriac, Greek, and Latin liturgical usage; in patristic writers such as Aphrahat, Ephrem of Nineveh, Jacob of Serugh, Melito of Sardis, Cyril of Jerusalem, Asterius
Sophistes, Romanos the Melodist, Pseudo-Cyprian (the author of Adversus Iudaeos); in the sermon "On the Soul and the Body" ascribed to Alexander of Alexandria and preserved only in Coptic; in New Testament Apocrypha such as the Acts of Pilate, the Acts of Thomas, and the Gospel of Bartholomew.
(154) In another writing, entitled De sancta ecclesia (especially [subsection] 8-16), Marcellus again introduces Hermes Trismegistus, along with Valentinus, Plato, and Aristotle, as the main "pagan" source for the doctrine of two gods preached by the "Ariomaniacs" Asterius
the Sophist and Eusebius of Caesarea.
the Sophist is here given full credit as a theologian.
In the process of rehabilitating the reputed heretic, Lienhard examines Marcellus s theology as found in his primary work, the Contra Asterium, and then as found in the writings of his contemporary opponents (Eusebius of Caesarea, Eusebius of Nicomedia, Paulinus of Tyre, Narcissus of Neronias and Asterius
5: 1 in the homilies edited by Richard in 1956 and ascribed by him to the Arian Asterius
I have studied those passages in early Christian literature where, in theological discourse, [delta][iota][alpha][delta][eta][kappa][eta] is understood to mean `last Will and Testament' in my book Erbin Kirche: Die Auslegung von Psalm 5,1 in den Psalmenhomilien des Asterius
und in der Alten Kirche, Heidelberg 1990 (AHAW.PH 1990/2), pp.
It includes quotations, or alleged quotations, from the writings of Arius and of his colleague Asterius
. But these are interspersed with hostile comments, and we also hear of remarks thrown off in conversation by unnamed Arian partisans.