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Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Richard Hillier


This book looks at Arator, the Roman sub-deacon who wrote a verse-commentary on the Acts of the Apostles in AD 544, and studies the Historia Apostolica as biblical commentary. Baptism for the early Christians was a subject of crucial importance, and its symbolism fired the imagination of writers throughout the Christian world. Arator was no exception. Arator's Historia Apostolica is a work of historical importance. Written at a time of crisis, politically and theologically, it is of interest as prop ... More

Keywords: Arator, Historia Apostolica, baptism, Christian, symbolism, propaganda, late antiquity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198147862
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Hillier, author
Repton School