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Universal Salvation in Late AntiquityPorphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate$
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Michael Bland Simmons

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190202392

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202392.001.0001

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Eusebius and Porphyry

Eusebius and Porphyry

The Theophany

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Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity

Michael Bland Simmons

Oxford University Press

This chapter is ground-breaking because of its analysis of the Syriac text of Eusebius of Caesarea’s last apology, the Theophany, one of the most neglected works in the history of Patristic scholarship. Dating the Theophany to c. A.D. 337–8, the chapter gives an exegetical analysis of several passages from Book V that parallel passages from the earlier Demonstratio evangelica and reveal that Eusebius modified the latter by inserting “Common Savior of All” into each passage in the Theophany. This chapter is a new departure for Eusebian studies. After covering the structure, purpose, and historiography of the Theophany, it proceeds to show its soteriological significance not only vis-à-vis the earlier Praeparatio evangelica and Demonstratio evangelica, but also its importance in relation to the pagan-Christian debate on universal salvation. Porphyry and his followers are the primary targets of the work.

Keywords:   Eusebius of Caesarea, Theophany, Demonstratio evangelica, Praeparatio evangelica, universal salvation

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