Download E-books The Apocryphal Epistle to the Laodiceans: An Epistolary and Rhetorical Analysis (Texts and Editions for New Testament Study) by Philip L. Tite (2012-08-01) PDF

By Philip L. Tite

Not easy approximately centuries of scholarship, this ebook bargains the 1st shut research of the apocryphal epistle to the Laodiceans. A close to consensus in scholarship has emerged during which Laodiceans is disregarded as a random selection of words plucked from the undisputed Pauline letters, which lacks any organizational constitution or theological sophistication. within the Apocryphal Epistle to the Laodiceans, Philip Tite bargains a close research of this Latin letter via exploring the epistolary conventions used by the letter author. What emerges is a pseudonymous textual content that could be a rigorously crafted paraenetic letter with a discernible rhetorical state of affairs. via highlighting Laodiceans use of Paul as a literary tradition hero, Tite situates the letter inside second-century Christian id formation.

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Download E-books The Old Testament in Greek according to the Septuagint PDF

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Download E-books Images of Rebirth: Cognitive Poetics and Transformational Soteriology in the Gospel of Philip and the Exegesis on the Soul PDF

By Hugo Lundhaug

This booklet bargains clean readings of the Gospel of Philip (NHC II.3) and the Exegesis at the Soul (NHC II.6) from new theoretical and old views. Eschewing the class of “Gnosticism” and demanding universal categorisations, the ebook analyses the preserved Coptic texts as coherent Christian compositions modern with the construction and use of the Nag Hammadi Codices. A methodological framework in keeping with Cognitive Poetics is printed and utilized to light up how the texts current a soteriology of transformation via spiritual rituals and practices utilizing advanced conceptual and intertextual blends with very important polemical and paraenetic services. The research highlights using metaphors and allusions in (re-)interpretations of authoritative Scripture, ritual and dogma. entire Coptic texts and translations are incorporated.

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