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Porphyrios, ‘Contra Christianos’: Neue Sammlung der Fragmente, Testimonien und Dubia mit Einleitung, Übersetzung und Anmerkungen
Becker, Matthias

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015 pp. x + 667. €139.95

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Texte und Kommentar, 52


Description: A hundred years after Adolf von Harnack’s first edition of Porphyry’s Contra Christianos (1916) this work presents a new collection of the fragments and testimonia with an introduction, a German translation and notes. It is the first German translation of and commentary on Contra Christianos. All texts are newly arranged. For the first time ever, texts which cannot be securely attributed to Porphyry (dubia) are presented in a separate section.

Subjects: Greco-Roman Literature, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period, Early Church Origins

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Review by John Granger Cook
Published 12/6/2017
Citation: John Granger Cook, review of Matthias Becker, Porphyrios, ‘Contra Christianos’: Neue Sammlung der Fragmente, Testimonien und Dubia mit Einleitung, Übersetzung und Anmerkungen, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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