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Bibil Identifier bibil:221465
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Misunderstanding the New Paul: Marcion's Transformation of the Sonderzeit Paul
Author Marshall, John W.
Journal Journal of Early Christian Studies (Volume: 20, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 1-29 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The study of Marcion's reception of Paul has not kept pace with changes in the historical-critical interpretation of Paul's letters. This study seeks to understand Marcion's view of the future of the Jewish people by means of the "two paths" interpretation of Paul. I argue that Marcion's doctrine of the two Christs both transforms and preserves something of Paul's conception of the special way into salvation that he offered to Gentiles. Marcion's transformation of Paul consists in the ubiquitous second-century containment or removal of Paul's intense eschatology. Marcion participates in this wider movement in second-century Christianity but stands as a rare instance of preserving distinct salvific paths for Jews and Gentiles.
DOI 10.1353/earl.2012.0001
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Marcion
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul
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