Picard, Jean-Michel






2015
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Picard, Jean-Michel, “Vir apostolicus: St. Peter and the claim of apostolicity in early medieval Ireland”, in: Moran, Pádraic, and Immo Warntjes (eds), Early medieval Ireland and Europe: chronology, contacts, scholarship. A Festschrift for Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 14, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015. 425–440.

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Vir apostolicus: St. Peter and the claim of apostolicity in early medieval Ireland”
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425–440
Year
2015
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The use of the expression vir apostolicus in hagiographical texts written in early medieval Ireland is explained in the context of the claims of apostolicity made by the early Christian churches in continental Europe. Hagiographers from different communities in Ireland appear to have been aware of the significance of the term and of the stakes involved. The success of the Armagh scholars in imposing a vision of their patron saint as the ‘apostle’ of Ireland was the result of a long and ingenious process, using elements of rhetoric found in early Christian writers of the previous centuries.
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