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Parabola VIII, De Rege Et Servo Quem Dilexit

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Parabolae (Par) VIII makes a somewhat anaemic contrast to the full-blooded Par VII, and a somewhat pale finale to the parabolic tour. The topographical indications are scarce. The plot of the parable is set in three stages which are only indirectly indicated: the location of the offence, the location of the punishment, and the locus of condemnation. Or, in the terms of the other part of the analogy: saeculum, professio monastica, and an undefined place which is only hinted at as a place which is neither of the two. The point of the parable lies inherent in this last location; the monk's monastic profession was about to earn him the mercy of God, but he rejected it and earned himself instead duplex poena. These allusions to the trajectory of the monk are elaborated through two features which may be said to hinge on the topographical idea.

Keywords: God; monk; Parabolae (Par) VIII; professio monastica

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