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Forgery and counterforgery : the use of literary deceit in early Christian polemics

Author: Bart D Ehrman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive study of early Christian pseudepigrapha. Ehrman argues that ancient critics-- pagan, Jewish, and Christian-- understood false authorial claims to be a form of literary deceit, and thus forgeries. Ehrman considers the extent of the phenomenon, assesses the criteria ancient critics applied to expose forgeries and the techniques forgers used to avoid detection. Shining light on an important but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Paulus, Apostel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bart D Ehrman
ISBN: 9780199928033 0199928037
OCLC Number: 825060076
Description: x, 628 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Forgery in the Greco-Roman world. Forgers, critics, and deceived deceivers --
Terms and taxonomies --
Forgery in antiquity: aspects of the broader phenomenon --
Forgery in antiquity: motives, techniques, intentions, justifications, and criteria of detection --
Part II: Forgery in early Christian polemics. Introduction to forgery and counterforgery in early Christian polemics --
Early Pauline forgeries dealing with eschatology --
Later forgeries dealing with eschatology --
Forgeries in support of Paul and his authority --
Forgeries in opposition to Paul and his message --
Anti-Jewish forgeries --
Forgeries involving church organization and leadership --
Forgeries involving debates over the flesh --
Forgeries arising from later theological controversies --
Apologetic forgeries --
Lies and deception in the cause of truth.
Responsibility: Bart D. Ehrman.

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Forgery and Counter-forgery: The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics is the first major contemporary work on forgery in early Christian literature. It examines the motivation and  Read more...

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