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Warum zitieren frühchristliche Autoren pagane Texte?: Zur Entstehung und Ausformung einer literarischen Tradition (by Vadim Wittkowsky)
Series:Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 218
Publication Date: July 2015
ISBN: 978-3-11-042913-8

Abstract

How did it happen that 2nd century Christian authors often cited or alluded to pagan literature? To answer this question, the study examines their works together with those of their predecessors. It shows that the literary practice of quoting pagan texts had strong roots in Jewish-Hellenistic writings as well as in some New Testament texts.