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Rufinus

Subject: Religion

(fl. 399–401?), commonly called the Syrian, author of a Liber de Fide, described in the only known MS as the work of Rufinus, priest of the province of Palestine. The fact that ...

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Heather D. D. Parker, Erin E. Fleming, Timothy J. Sandoval, Daniele Pevarello, Michele Kennerly, Pheme Perkins, Sarit Kattan Gribetz, and Lillian I. Larsen

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
28,684 words

...( Larsen, 2013 ). Elsewhere, Jerome is critiqued for not limiting the sources of his instruction to biblical texts, and also for introducing “the comedians and lyrical and historical writers” to a group of young boys who, like Paula, “had been entrusted to him” for instruction (Rufinus, Apology 2.8 [ NPNF 2 ]). Even among a developing class of Christian elites, whether Paula’s educational access should be deemed exceptional is not immediately clear. As suggested, when Jerome is depicted in a more formal teaching role, it is not as Paula’s tutor but as an...

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