Polycarp and the New Testament: The Occasion, Rhetoric, Theme, and Unity of the Epistle to the Philippians and Its Allusions to New Testament Literature

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Polycarp's Epistle to the Philippians has often been used to bolster theories about the collection and use of the New Testament documents in Early Christianity. Unfortunately, past studies have often lacked a thorough investigation of the Epistle for its own sake, prior to its use as evidence in other debates. Therefore, Paul Hartog examines in the preliminary chapters the Epistle's historical background, the community situations, and the heretical opponents. Then he applies epistolary and rhetorical criticisms to the ...

Polycarp and the New Testament: The Occasion, Rhetoric, Theme, and Unity of the Epistle to the Philippians and Its Allusions to New Testament Literature 2002, Mohr Siebeck, Tuebingen

ISBN-13: 9783161474194

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