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Bibil Identifier bibil:226028
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Nailing Down and Tying Up: Lessons in Intertextual Impossibility from the Martyrdom of Polycarp
Author Moss, Candida R.
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 67, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 117-136 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper addresses scholarly approaches to the function of allusions and intertextuality in the Martyrdom of Polycarp. It argues that scholarship on this question has operated with and been hampered by unspoken assumptions about the historicity and authenticity of the account, the development of canon, the use of scriptural sources, and the function of allusions. Attention to the function of intertextuality in the account reveals both that it is difficult to identify concretely the sources of the account and that, as a result, it is impossible to speak authoritatively about the author’s intent with respect to the use of these sources.
DOI 10.1163/15700720-12341117
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Polycarp
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Martyrdom
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