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Dayna S. Kalleres

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520276475

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520276475.001.0001

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Apocalyptic Prophets and the Cross

Apocalyptic Prophets and the Cross

Revealing Jerusalem’s Demons from the Crucifixion to the End of Days

(p.172) 6 Apocalyptic Prophets and the Cross
City of Demons

Dayna S. Kalleres

University of California Press

This chapter is in two parts. Part 1 reads almost all of Cyril’s Cat. Hom. 15 (except chapters 11–17) and argues that it presents a radical apocalyptic, eschatological viewpoint postdating his first or second exile. The tribulation language (several mentions of the antichrist), as well as searching for false christs, false messiahs, and heretics who have infiltrated the church, represents an effort to shore up insider/outside boundaries around a community that has fallen under Caesarean control via a various Acacian proxies for several years. Part 2 agrees with Oded Irshai’s argument that chapters 11–17 are a reflection of Julian’s failed attempts to rebuild the temple.

Keywords:   apocalypticism, antichrist, Jerusalem, Julian, Holy Sepulcher, cross, Crucifixion, Cyril of Jerusalem, Jewish Temple, exorcism

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