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The State of the Question and Plan of this Book

Charles E. Hill

in The Johannine Corpus in the Early Church

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199264582
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602085 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199264589.003.0003
 The State of the Question and Plan of this Book

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Reflects on the reception of the consensus by the majority, its resistance by a minority, and the consequences of the question for the academy and the Church. Outlines the three empirical bases for the consensus and sets the orientation for the study that will follow. Finally, it gives attention to a critical but seldom examined factor in the debate, the ‘quotation standard’ employed by scholars to determine literary borrowing on the part of early writers. While ‘clear’ or ‘explicit quotations’ are desired and often demanded before scholars will affirm that a given source was used by a given writer, such standards do not always accord with known practices in antiquity.

Keywords: reception; borrowing; empirical; quotation; resistance

Chapter.  7734 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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