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How the Holy Cross was Found: From Event to Medieval Legend

Borgehammar, Stephan LU (1991) In Bibliotheca Theologiae Practicae 47.
Abstract
Studies the origin of the Inventio Crucis legend: the historical events behind it as well as its textual sources and antecedents. A literary interpretation of the text is then attempted, showing that the legend is influenced by Jewish traditions and adversus Iudaeos treatises. Finally, the liturgical texts used to celebrate Inventio Crucis in the Middle Ages are surveyed. Three versions of the Latin Inventio Crucis legend are edited in an appendix, two of them for the first time.
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  • Montgomery, Hugo, Oslo University
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Thesis
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published
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hagiography, Constantine, Helena Augusta, liturgy, adversus Iudaeos, Eusebius of Caesarea, Gelasius of Caesarea, Inventio Crucis, Cross of Christ
in
Bibliotheca Theologiae Practicae
volume
47
pages
326 pages
publisher
Uppsala University/Almqvist & Wiksell International
defense location
Dekansalen, Nathan Söderbloms plan 2, Uppsala
defense date
1991-05-21 10:15
ISBN
91-22-01432-2
language
English
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no
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