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Bibil Identifier bibil:211779
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Porphyry in Fragments: Jerome, Harnack, and the Problem of Reconstruction
Author Magny, Ariane
Journal Journal of Early Christian Studies (Volume: 18, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 515-555 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Everyone working on Porphyry's Against the Christians refers to the fragment collection compiled by Adolf von Harnack in 1916. Harnack's scholarship was impressive, but his work is difficult to use, and needs revision in the light of new approaches to the collection and interpretation of fragments. This paper draws mainly on the methodological work of Most et al. (1997) to argue that a fragment should not be read apart from its contextual framework. As a case study, this paper examines the Porphyrian fragments that attack the New Testament as preserved by Jerome and concludes that Jerome has his own theological agenda, which influences the way in which he quotes Porphyry. Ultimately, this paper proposes a new fragment collection.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Porphyry
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Jerome
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Harnack, Adolf von
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