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THE MASTER IN THE FATHERS
AND IN ECCLESIAL TRADITION

(especially in "De Magistro"
by St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas)

Acts of the International Seminar
on "Jesus, the Master"
(Ariccia, October 14-24, 1996)

by Franco Pierini ssp

 

Summary

1. The presuppositions of the pedagogical-theological doctrine in the ecclesial tradition

1.1. The master and the magisterium in the pagan milieu

1.2. The master and the magisterium in the Hebrew milieu

1.3. The master: Jesus Christ Lord

1.4. Elements of the prior pedagogical-theological understanding in the ecclesial tradition

1.5. Milieus and cultural orientations in the periods of Christian pedagogy

2. Pre-Constantine antiquity (until year 313)

2.1. General view

2.2. The Christian pedagogue and the paideia of Clement and Origen

3. Post-Constantine antiquity (313-about 450)

3.1. General view

3.2. The "De Magistro" by Augustine of Hippo (389)

4. The early Middle Ages (450-950)

4.1. General view

4.2. Christ master, knight and prayer, by Dhuoda (about 843)

5. The high Middle Ages (950-1250)

5.1. General view

5.2. The total imitation of Christ Master in Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

6. The lower Middle Ages (1250-1500)

6.1. General view

6.2. The "De Magistro" by Thomas Aquinas (1256-1259)

 

           Jesus Master yesterday, today and for ever

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