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The Syntax of Early Christian Hymns and Prayers

Revisiting Relative and Participial Styles for Making Assertions about a Deity

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Der Artikel unterzieht die einflussreiche These Eduard Nordens aus ,,Agnostos Theos" zum sogenannten ,,Relativ- und Partizipialstil der Prädikation" in Aussagen über Gottheiten einer kritischen Durchsicht, um seine Kategorisierungen zu klären und durch weitere Belege zu ergänzen. Die Ergebnisse werden auf drei neutestamentliche Stellen angewendet, in denen Elemente dieses Stils gewöhnlich als Hinweis für die Verwendung hymnischer Fragmente gedeutet werden: Phil 2,6–11; Kol 1,15–20 und 1Tim 3,16.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2018

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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.

    This journal will not, however, give any special prominence to reception-history or to the second century. The total phenomenon called "early Christianity" comprises a kaleidoscopic range of individual phenomena, including communal structures, social norms, discursive practices, points of conflict, material remains, and much else – far more than just the production and reception of texts. This journal will strive to reflect this multiplicity of contexts, in the expectation of new light on our subject-matter from a variety of angles.

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