Dissertatio Maximini contra Ambrosium

Steven Avery

Biblische Zeitschrift, Volumes 3-4 1906
Amelli, (contra) - Dissertatio Maximini contra Ambrosium - Cavensis

Dissertatio Maximini contra Ambrosium

Eine Anspielung auf das Comma Ioanneum findet sich von späterer Hand eingetragen in der Dissertatio Maximini contra Ambrosium.

an allusion to the Comma Ioanneum is registered by later hand in the Dissertatio Maximini contra ambrosium.

Friedrich Kauffmann
http://books.google.com/books?id=RiU-AAAAMAAJ (1899)


Augustine and the Arians: The Bishop of Hippo's Encounters with Ulfilan Arianism p. 153-154 (1994)
William A. Sumruld

Manuscript lat. 8907, in the Bibliothcque Nationalc in Paris, is a collection of Nicene writings relative to the Trinitarian controversy, copied in the common uncial script of the first half of the fifth century. This manuscript contains the De Trinitate, the Contra Auxentium, and the De synodis all by Hilary, the first two books of the De fide by Ambrose, and the acts of the Council of Aquileia in a.d. 381. The Arian Scholia in Concilium Aquileiense, often referred to as the Dissertatio Maximini contra Ambrosium, is found in the margins of this work. It constitutes one of the most important and one of the most hotly debated of the Western Arian texts. These marginalia provide insights into the Arian view of Ambrose and the fortunes of Arianism in late fourth-century and early fifth-century Illyricum.8 ... The marginal notes in both places concern the same subject: the controversy between the Arian bishop Palladius of Ratiaria and Ambrose, which culminated in the Council of Aquileia in 381, where Palladius was condemned with his colleague Secundianus. Some parts of the text are obviously missing.

... the record is seen to be a copy of the proceedings of the Council of Aquileia, interspersed with Arian comments attributed to a bishop named Maximinus. These ten passages, the Arian comments, are directed against Ambrose. Shortly after the last of these interruptions, the copy of the council’s acts breaks off less than halfway through, with the comment that the rest of the proceedings may be read in the main body of the manuscript. There immediately follows some further discussion of the council’s proceedings, including a comparison of the faith of Ambrose’s party with that of the letter of Arius, which had been read at the council. The second part of the first block of marginalia contains a letter by Auxentius, a profession of faith by Ulfila, and a few closing remarks. It is an account of the aftermath of the council illustrated from the letter of a certain Auxentius, probably Auxentius of Durostorum, and an explanation of why, when the Arian bishops at the council had addressed their opponents as fellow Christians, the latter are now regarded as heretics. The letter was written by a disciple of Ulfila, probably right after the Gothic bishop’s death, as an exhortation to his fellow Arians to stand firm in their faith, and it includes a profession of faith by the famous Goth. Altaner believes that this was the work of Auxentius, the bishop of Durostorum.10 Gryson also rejects Auxentius of Milan as a possible author of the letter found in the marginalia. Instead he opts for Auxentius of Durostorum, a bishop of lower Mocsia. Gryson argues: “The author of the letter presents himself as the disciple and spiritual son of Ulfilas to whom he had been entrusted at a very young age, and from whom he had received his religious instruction. Well, it was precisely in Moesia that Ulfilas took up residence with his Goths.”” (continues - we are in the 380-400 period)

William A. Sumrold (b. 1952)

Roger Gryson (b. 1938)