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dc.contributor.authorOancea, C.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-04T07:52:06Z
dc.date.available2018-09-04T07:52:06Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationOancea, C. (2017). Chaoskampf in the Orthodox Baptism ritual. Acta Theologica, 37(2), 125-142.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18820/23099089/actat.v37i2.8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/9215
dc.description.abstractThe present article analyses the occurrence of the Chaoskampf motif in the Orthodox Baptism ritual and its biblical and Near-Eastern backgrounds. Such statements are direct references to Old and New Testament texts in which water has negative connotations, being associated with hostile or chaotic aspects of existence. In the baptismal interpretation of the biblical motif, sea, depths and dragons are figurative names for demons. The liturgical reinterpretation of these biblical references is the preamble of the baptismal exorcisms. Biblical texts about the struggle against chaos were included in the ritual in order to illustrate Christ’s supremacy over all hostile forces subduing man before Baptism. This illustrative process occurred with the historical development of the baptism ritual after the 4th century.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectOrthodox baptismen_ZA
dc.subjectChaoskampfen_ZA
dc.subjectExorcismsen_ZA
dc.subjectBlessing of wateren_ZA
dc.titleChaoskampf in the Orthodox Baptism ritualen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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