St Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, and pastoral care
Allen, Pauline 2014. St Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, and pastoral care. Phronema. 29 (2), pp. 1 - 20.
Scholars generally concur that St Cyril of Alexandria was more an exegete, polemicist, and politician, rather than a pastor. The question to be asked here, then, is whether Cyril was not interested primarily in the pastoral aspects of his episcopal role; whether the evidence of his pastoral involvement is simply too difficult to discover or assemble from his numerous exegetical and polemical works; or whether his role as pastor has been neglected by scholars. This article takes as starting-points the bias of our ancient sources with regard to Cyril, and a recent study which draws on modem theories of pastoral care to outline the profile of the pastoral activities of a late-antique bishop. How does St Cyril measure up as a pastor?
|Journal citation||29 (2), pp. 1 - 20|
|Web address (URL)||http://ezproxy.acu.edu.au/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=99178808&site=ehost-live|
|Page range||1 - 20|
|Research Group||Centre for Biblical and Early Christian Studies|
|Place of publication||St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Theological College|
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