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Book of the Seven Seals – The Peculiarity of Revelation, its manuscripts, attestation, and transmission


Book of the Seven Seals – The Peculiarity of Revelation, its manuscripts, attestation, and transmission. Edited by: Kraus, Thomas J; Sommer, Michael (2016). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

Abstract

The Book of Revelation is a peculiar text whose special status in early Christianity is manifested by its manuscript attestation, transmission, literary references and discussions among early Church writers. This special status forms the nucleus of these collected essays and is highlighted from various perspectives. Nowadays of course, the Apocalypse has become a treasure trove of famous motifs for artists, composers, poets and novelists. On the other hand, however, it also appears to be something of a bon mot in that its manuscript tradition is rather sparse and highly distinctive. With the help of single phenomena that revolve around the extraordinary attestation and transmission of Revelation, the authors here are able to unveil how its peculiarity was perceived in early Christianity. Its manifestation in manuscripts and in the lively controversy about its value and orthodoxy thus resulted in it being treated as unique.

Abstract

The Book of Revelation is a peculiar text whose special status in early Christianity is manifested by its manuscript attestation, transmission, literary references and discussions among early Church writers. This special status forms the nucleus of these collected essays and is highlighted from various perspectives. Nowadays of course, the Apocalypse has become a treasure trove of famous motifs for artists, composers, poets and novelists. On the other hand, however, it also appears to be something of a bon mot in that its manuscript tradition is rather sparse and highly distinctive. With the help of single phenomena that revolve around the extraordinary attestation and transmission of Revelation, the authors here are able to unveil how its peculiarity was perceived in early Christianity. Its manifestation in manuscripts and in the lively controversy about its value and orthodoxy thus resulted in it being treated as unique.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:01 Faculty of Theology > Institute of Theology
Dewey Decimal Classification:230 Christianity & Christian theology
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:29 Nov 2016 13:05
Last Modified:29 Nov 2016 13:05
Publisher:Mohr Siebeck
Series Name:Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum neuen Testament
Volume:363
Number of Pages:274
ISSN:0512-1604
ISBN:978-3-16-154268-8
Related URLs:http://www.mohr.de (Publisher)

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