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5 - The Twelve Apostles

The Praxapostolos, the Epistula Apostolorum, and the Acts of the Apostles

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 December 2022

Markus Vinzent
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King's College London
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Irenaeus’ view is condensed in the collection that he brought together, combining the Book of Acts with the so-called Catholic Letters (= the Praxapostolos). Placed after the four Gospels, it endorses a neatless development from Jesus and his early followers through the early days of growth of the church in its emancipation from its Jewish beginnings. With Paul’s letters in a revised version that was made to fit the Gospels and the Praxapostolos this fiction of a continuous, rapid and Spirit-guided growth was linked to the success-story of the Church in contra-distinction to the miseries and decline of the Jewish community and the vain attempts at undermining the Church by the develish heretics.

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Resetting the Origins of Christianity
A New Theory of Sources and Beginnings
, pp. 192 - 247
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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  • The Twelve Apostles
  • Markus Vinzent, King's College London
  • Book: Resetting the Origins of Christianity
  • Online publication: 30 December 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009290470.007
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  • Markus Vinzent, King's College London
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  • The Twelve Apostles
  • Markus Vinzent, King's College London
  • Book: Resetting the Origins of Christianity
  • Online publication: 30 December 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009290470.007
Available formats
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