By Jan Willem Drijvers
This quantity offers with the episcopate of Cyril of Jerusalem (350 to 387). Its total subject matter is the connection among the town and its bishop and, particularly, Cyril's efforts to advertise Jerusalem because the Christian urban par excellence, through making use of Jerusalem's spiritual symbols - the holy websites and the pass. except chapters on Jerusalem within the fourth century C.E. and at the lifestyles and works of Cyril, this learn discusses vital features and occasions of Cyril's episcopacy, akin to his pastoral paintings as an city bishop of the Jerusalem Christian neighborhood, Jerusalem's liturgy, the rebuilding of the Temple, giving a re-interpretation of the Syriac letter ascribed to Cyril approximately this occasion, and Jerusalem's and Palestine's non secular panorama.
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12. On lhe difkrcllI IheoJogiClI penpeclives with regard to lhe holy siles, see Walker, 1990. 28 CHAIYrER ONE tion Jerusalem developed from a provincial backwater lawn into a cosmopolitan city full of hustle and busde; Cyril himself spcilks of multitudes of strangers from all pans of the world that thronged the streets of Jcrusalem,125 The Jerusalem Church ascended in a short period from a rather insignificam community at the beginning of the fourth century to one of the patriarchates of the Christian world by 451.
I~ (;a/reb. Arys/. 6. Pat rich, 2002, 182. 'ed not necessadly reflect the reality of urban life in Jenlsalern. 1~' Avi-Yonah, 1958. ; Walker, 1990,315; Walker, 1995,29. 30 CHAIYrER ONE alive in the second half of the fourth century. Jerusalem's bishop warns his audience not to eat sacrificial food or participate in festivals, to have nothing to do with temples where lifeless images are venerated, and not to light lamps or burn incense by springs or streams. The observation of birds, practicing divination, imcrprcting omens, wearing amulets, and participating in magic should also be shunned.
589-96. 26 CHAIYrER ONE 438. The wealthy pilgrims spent lavishly: they built churches and monasteries, and donated large amounts of money to the church. But pilgrims with a common background also spent money on ordi- nary things such as food, drink, and shelter. Economic activity in Jerusalem increased, thanks to pilgrimage, and this, in its turn, must have auracted people looking for work such as construction workers, tradesmen, shopkeepers. and prostitutes. Some of the pilgrims stayed, adopted an ascetic life, and joined one of the monastic groups that were being established in Jerusalem and its vicinity in the fourth ccmury.
Cyril Of Jerusalem: Bishop And City (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae) by Jan Willem Drijvers