Cyprian, Saint, Bishop of Carthage, author., Poirier, Michel, 1929- translator., Bévenot, M. (Maurice), 1897-1980, editor., Clarke, G. W. (Graeme Wilber), 1934- author of introduction, etc., Cyprian, Saint, Bishop of Carthage. De lapsis. Latin. (Bévenot), Cyprian, Saint, Bishop of Carthage. De lapsis. French. (Poirier), and Cyprian, Saint, Bishop of Carthage, author.
Church discipline -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600., Church discipline -- Early works to 1800., and Persecution -- Rome.
"Participer de près ou de loin à un sacrifice aux dieux païens est une faute qui exclut de l'Église. Mais que faire lorsque des dizaines, des centaines de chrétiens ont commis cette faute? Sous l'empereur Dèce, en 250, on risquait la prison, l'exil, la confiscation des biens, la torture, la mort même, si l'on ne participait pas aux sacrifices publics exigés par l'empereur pour ressouder l'unité du monde romain. Beaucoup ont faibli, sont tombés, ce sont les lapsi. Des rigoristes n'envisageaient aucune réconciliation pour ces lapsi ; des laxistes accueillaient les fautifs sans vraie repentance, surtout s'ils étaient porteurs de billets d'indulgence signés par des martyrs avant leur mort ou par des confesseurs de la foi. Entre les deux, Cyprien refuse d'interdire l'espoir, mais exige qu'on prenne conscience de la gravité de la faute commise et qu'on pratique une authentique pénitence, dans les larmes, la prière, le jeûne, l'aumône. Exhorter les fautifs pour qu'ils se plient à ces exigences, c'est les aimer vraiment et leur ouvrir l'espérance"--Publisher description.
Cyprian, Saint, Bishop of Carthage., Poirier, Michel, 1929- editor, translator., and Cyprian, Saint, Bishop of Carthage.
Fathers of the church, Latin -- Correspondence., Bishops -- Tunisia -- Correspondence., Christian saints -- Tunisia -- Correspondence., Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600., Bishops., Christian saints., Church history -- Primitive and early church., Fathers of the church, Latin., and Records and correspondence.
Cyprian, Saint, Bishop of Carthage. and Cyprian, Saint, Bishop of Carthage.
Theology -- Early works to 1800., Theology., and Early works.
"Born about the year AD 200, Thascus Caecillius Cyprianus was the scion of an ancient and noble Roman family living in North Africa. A convert to Christianity in mid-life, Cyprian was acclaimed bishop of Carthage during a time of intense Empire-wide persecution by the Roman imperial authorities under the emperor Decius. In the twelve year span between his conversion and his martyrdom in AD 258 during the reign of Valerian, Cyprian wrote some of the most important foundational documents of the ante-Nicene Church. This volume contains the entirety of Saint Cyprian's writing--13 treatises and all of his correspondence, 82 letters in all. It also includes "The Life and Passion of Saint Cyprian" by his companion, Pontius the Deacon, as well as the minutes of the Seventh Council of Carthage over which Cyprian presided. His writings encompass the major issues of his day including the Roman persecutions, the unity of the Church, dealing with those who renounced the faith under threat from the state (the lapsi), the Novatian heresy and the rebaptism controversy. His correspondents included the most illustrious men of the early Latin Church, including three Popes--Cornelius, Stephen I, and Sixtus II. Read and cited frequently by theologians down through the ages, Saint Cyprian's writings are of surpassing authority and were considered works of genius "brighter than the sun" by Saint Jerome. Aside from their obvious ecclesiastical import, the works of Cyprian also offer a detailed and unique glimpse into Roman society at the height of the anti-Christian persecutions and demonstrate the growth and struggles of the early Church during a time of intense external political pressure. Based on the translation originally published as part of The Ante-Nicene Fathers , this new edition includes a new introduction, updated commentary, an updated bibliography, and several new appendices including "The Quotable Cyprian"."--
Cyprian, Saint, Bishop of Carthage., Brent, Allen., and Cyprian, Saint, Bishop of Carthage.
Church discipline -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600., Church -- Unity., and History.
"St Cyprian, third-century bishop of Carthage, developed a theory of church unity almost universally accepted up to the European Reformation: to be a member of the body of Christ you needed to be in communion with a priest who was in communion with a bishop who in turn was in communion with all other bishops of the world. But, how could you discern who was a legitimate bishop? And, on what kind of issue would it be right to break off communion? Additionally, could self-authenticating ministries, like those of martyrs and confessors who had suffered for the faith, supersede this order? Finally, did the Church need, and in what form, a universal bishop who could guarantee the integrity of the network of bishops?" "St Cyprian wrestled with these questions in his letters and treatises, translated in this volume and in its companion volume: On the Church: Select Letters. They are questions that continue to arise in various forms in the contemporary Church, and thus, these companion volumes are of ultimate value to the state of current Christendom."--BOOK JACKET.