Forgery and Counterforgery : The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics.

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Published
  • New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated 2012
Physical description
1 online resource (641 pages)
ISBN
  • 9780199928040
  • 9780199928033
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [549]-574) and indexes.
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Contents
  • Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- Part I: Forgery in the Greco-Roman World -- 2. Forgers, Critics, and Deceived Deceivers -- 3. Terms and Taxonomies -- 4. Forgery in Antiquity: Aspects of the Broader Phenomenon -- 5. Forgery in Antiquity: Motives, Techniques, Intentions, Justifications, and Criteria of Detection -- Part II: Forgery in Early Christian Polemics -- 6. Introduction to Forgery and Counterforgery in Early Christian Polemics -- 7. Early Pauline Forgeries Dealing with Eschatology -- 8. Later Forgeries Dealing with Eschatology -- 9. Forgeries in Support of Paul and His Authority -- 10. Forgeries in Opposition to Paul and His Message -- 11. Anti-Jewish Forgeries -- 12. Forgeries Involving Church Organization and Leadership -- 13. Forgeries Involving Debates over the Flesh -- 14. Forgeries Arising from Later Theological Controversies -- 15. Apologetic Forgeries -- 16. Lies and Deception in the Cause of Truth -- Bibliography -- Index of Ancient Sources -- Index of Subjects -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Z -- Index of Modern Scholars -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z.
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Language
  • English

Summary

  • 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 function behind Christian literary forgeries.

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