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Imperial authority and the providence of monotheism in Orosius‘s Historiae Adversus Paganos -ORCA

Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. Cyclicism in Early Christian Historiography: Mapping the Past in Orosius’ Historiae adversus paganos.

Cyclicism and Early Christian Historiography: Either implicitly or explicitly, critics have often disparaged the Historiae as a thinly-veiled piece of theological commentary instead of a work of genuine history Fend ; Chesnut ; Tanner At the opposite pole, a minority of scholars have lauded the author of the Historiae as the true founder of Christian historiography and a progenitor of the Christian philosophy of history as a divinely orchestrated, linear sequence of events Fear b; Harding Orosius does not conceive of history as an unbroken linear narrative of progress, as some scholars have concluded Fear ; Schildgen On the contrary, even while adhering to a metahistorical framework based on sacred history, he constructs the past using the twin categories of cyclic repetition and confluence or convergence.


On the one hand, Orosius propounds an epochal division of history based on four world-historical events 1. Eusebius, Christianity, and Judaism.

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