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Eucharistie und Opfer. Das ,,Evangelium des Judas“ im Kontext von Eucharistiedeutungen des zweiten Jahrhunderts

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This article is an attempt to understand the metaphor of sacrifice in the Gospel of Judas in the context of 2nd century interpretations of the Eucharist. According to 2nd century sources, the “sacrifice” represents thanksgiving to the Creator God. It is against these notions that the author of the Gospel of Judas propagates the “sacrifice” of Judas, which deceives the Creator: He only gets the empty fleshly body of the Saviour.

Language: German

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2012-03-01

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  • The journal is concerned with early Christianity as a historical phenomenon. Thereby, Early Christianity aims to overcome certain limitations which have hindered the development of the discipline, including the concept of the "New Testament" itself. The journal, then, is taken to cover not only the first Christian century but also the second.

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