The Discursive Fight over Religious Texts in Antiquity
Jacobsen, Anders-Christian, editor
Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2009 pp. 207. $42.00
Religion and Normativity, 1
Description: The aim of this volume is to elucidate the processes in the history of early Christianity that became important for the formation and interpretation of the New Testament canon. The first part of the book deals with theoretical questions, while the second part provides examples of concrete discussions about the formation and interpretation of the normative biblical canon. The last chapter in addition presents a process parallel to the formation of the biblical canon, namely the formation of the Mandaean corpus of normative texts.
Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation
Review by Matteo Grosso
Citation: Matteo Grosso, review of Anders-Christian Jacobsen, ed., The Discursive Fight over Religious Texts in Antiquity, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).
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