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6 - Traditions of Paul and the Ignatian Letters

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 December 2022

Markus Vinzent
Affiliation:
King's College London
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To understand Irenaeus and the canonical collection, particularly the revision of Paul’s letters, we need to look into the parallel redaction and revision of the famous collection of letters who pseudonymously were credited to Ignatius of Antioch. With him being backdated to the beginning of the second century by Eusebius of Caesarea, his collection of seven letters of which Eusebius is the first to speak, provides the cornerstone for the ancient anti-heretic, anti-Jewish and monepiscopal church history of the beginnings of Christianity. A critical reading of both, Paul’s letters and those of the spurious Ignatius, however, allows to dismantle the fictional account that served Irenaeus and his apologetic followers through the centuries to cement early Christian orthodoxy.

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Resetting the Origins of Christianity
A New Theory of Sources and Beginnings
, pp. 248 - 324
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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