THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

The concept of impurity in the writings of the African apologists

2013. 2, pp. 152-157

Zavyalova Elena Evgenevna  - D.Sc. (Philology), Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20 Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russia,,

The material for this study was the legacy of theologians, who lived in North Africa in IIIV centuries: Tertullian, Minucius, Arnobius, Lactantius. It is they who created the Christian the basis of a special type of religious-philosophical syncretism, which led to the disintegration of the Church into Eastern and Western branches and which is crucial for the whole epoch of the middle ages. The subject of study options for use of Africans purgamentar images. Goal the establishment of appointment of the reception. The article concludes that a special emotionality of the authors of the texts of reports peculiar expressiveness; hence connected with it an abundance of semantic contrasts and antithesis, many of which are built on the basis of the opposition righteous sinful, net dirty. Dirt false representations opposed to the purity of the faith, traces of impiety e to the light of repentance, miserable world masculine a to the world of eternal, eternal entity. The system of reasoning theologians of Carthage direction appears to be close to the ancient philosophical paradigms, with their aesthetic and the cosmological background.

Key words: African apologists,semantic contrast,cohesion,uncleanness,frailty