The Word Discipline in Cyprian letters

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Ibraam Mansour | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jun 10 2020 4:44 PM

the word discipline in Saint Cyprian Letters 1-27 came with different meaning. Can someone help how to differentiate between the meanings especially the context can be misleading a bit

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Martin Wetzel | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 10 2020 10:32 PM

This monography explains the use of the word "disciplina" in the works of Cyprian:

Ad salutem consulere: Die Paränese Cyprians im Kontext antiken und frühchristlichen Denkens by Rolf Noormann (in german) 

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Ibraam Mansour | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 11 2020 1:08 AM

Thanks Martin alot

 can I ask you to explain more because i don’t understand German 

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Martin Wetzel | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 11 2020 2:21 AM

Very briefly: Tertullian used the term "disciplina" (discipline) in a broader sense: it often means in general "teaching, instruction, science". Cyprian, on the other hand, always uses the term in an ecclesiastical, religious sense: it refers to the behaviour of Christians or the norms for Christian behaviour. In doing so, he adopts ideas of the "disciplina militaris" (military discipline): After baptism the Christian is to live as miles christi (soldier of christ) in the Christian disciplina.

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Ibraam Mansour | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 12 2020 6:46 AM

Can’t thank u enough Martin

you are indeed so helpful!

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