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Grußformeln als Medium der Polemik in Augustins Briefen

Nunn, Christopher Alexander

In: Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum / Journal of Ancient Christianity, 22 (2018), Nr. 1. pp. 71-90. ISSN 1612-961X (Online-Ausg.), 0949-9571 (Druck-Ausg.)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1515/zac-2018-0014
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Translation of abstract (English)

The analysis of salutations is often disregarded because they are said to be later additions of copyists or at least conventional phrases without any content. But the correspondence of Augustine suggests that the bishop himself composed the recorded salutations and that he even added a subtext in many cases. The survey sheds light on elements, development, and different functions of salutations in order to show that, at least in Augustine’s correspondence, an analysis of the salutations is a valuable resource to describe not only the social differences between sender and recipient, but also the atmosphere, the reason for writing, and the correspondents’ relationship to each other.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum / Journal of Ancient Christianity
Volume: 22
Number: 1
Publisher: De Gruyter
Place of Publication: Berlin
Edition: Zweitveröffentlichung
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 12:13
Date: 2018
ISSN: 1612-961X (Online-Ausg.), 0949-9571 (Druck-Ausg.)
Page Range: pp. 71-90
Faculties / Institutes: Theologische Fakultät > Theologisches Seminar
Subjects: 230 Christian theology
Controlled Keywords: Augustinus, Aurelius, Brief, Gruß, Polemik
Additional Information: Dieser Beitrag ist aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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