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Bibil Identifier bibil:243788
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Construction of Apostolic Memories in the Light of Two New Testament Pseudepigrapha (2 Tm and 2 Pt)
Author Butticaz, Simon
Journal Annali di storia dell'esegesi (Volume: 33, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 341-363 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The disappearance of the apostolic generation in the course of the sixties (first century C.E.)
plunged emerging Christianity into a profound crisis of memory (cf. Jan Assmann). Indeed: how was a foundational tradition to be managed or established in the absence of those who had been bearers of the memory of the beginnings? The classical thesis on this subject is well-known: in the absence of established ministries, it was apostolic pseudonymity, the only available authority, which made it possible to reinterpret the memory of the beginnings and adapt it to new socio-historic circumstances. In the footsteps of other scholars, the present article re-examines this hypothesis with the help of sociological theories and tools devoted to collective memory. If the disappearance of the apostles certainly confronted the early Church with a Traditionsbruch (Jan Assmann), it is unwarranted to suppose that the first generation enjoyed from the start a normative and undisputed authority. On the contrary, first and second centuries pseudepigraphy significantly contributed to the construction of the memories of authoritative apostles, as can be seen with 2 Timothy and 2 Peter.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Memory
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events
Pericopes 2 Timothy 1,1-4,22
2 Peter 1,1-3,18
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